Our Commitment To Make A Difference Will Go Beyond The Site Itself

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to redevelop the site into a thriving community, which integrates the sites heritage and leaves a long-lasting legacy. We will deliver:

A New Community...

A TAILORED COMMUNITY PLAN

A TAILORED COMMUNITY PLAN

We have a long term view and will play an active role in ensuring that the management and place keeping is in place once the site has been delivered.

A NEW RIVERSIDE CAFE

A NEW RIVERSIDE CAFE

Provision of a new cafe overlooking the River Thames and providing a memorable stop along the new public route.

A NEW COMMUNITY

A NEW COMMUNITY

Release of under-utilised land to provide a new community in the heart of Reading.

A Place for All to be Proud of...

HIGH QUALITY DESIGN

HIGH QUALITY DESIGN

There is no generic Berkeley scheme, every design is bespoke. We want the scheme to be iconic and a new destination.

A PLACE MAKING APPROACH

A PLACE MAKING APPROACH

Create a distinctive and vibrant new community with a unique identity.

HERITAGE

HERITAGE

Retain the legacy of the Old Power Station site and ensure its past is recognised in its next chapter.

New Connections in Reading...

IMPROVED LOCAL CONNECTIONS

IMPROVED LOCAL CONNECTIONS

The site will deliver improved connectivity and has the potential to improve public access and deliver a shorter walk to Reading and the Station for the wider community. This will be supplemented by funding for a new crossing on Vastern Rd.

ACCESS TO THE RIVER

ACCESS TO THE RIVER

Increased access to the River Thames with a direct, step-free link from the development.

ENHANCED PUBLIC REALM

ENHANCED PUBLIC REALM

We want to transform this redundant brownfield space and open up the site through the delivery of high quality public realm.

A Sustainable Development...

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT

We will encourage sustainable transport by providing a dedicated foot and cycle route through the scheme, including electric charging points, car club spaces and the promotion of cycling through the inclusion of secure cycle storage.

ECOLOGY & BIODIVERSITY

ECOLOGY & BIODIVERSITY

New riverside planting and ecological enhancements within the site to achieve a net-biodiversity gain as well as new habitat creation and supplemental planting on the banks of the River Thames.

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Air source heat pump led heat network with the maximisation of PV panels and a new green roof on Christchurch cafe.

New Homes in Reading...

NEW HOMES IN READING

NEW HOMES IN READING

Deliver 209 high quality homes and a place where people feel safe and are proud of their own front door.

ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOMES

ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOMES

Provision of 42 on-site affordable dwellings comprising 55% shared ownership, 45% affordable rented.

HOMES FOR THE FUTURE

HOMES FOR THE FUTURE

We are committed to delivering homes that can operate at Net Zero Carbon by 2030.

Contributions to the Economy...

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

The scheme will provide key contributions to local infrastructure including £200,000 to fund the full cost of a new crossing on Vastern Road and £100,000 towards upgrading facilities in Christchurch Meadows.

TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIPS

TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIPS

The site will provide new jobs, training and apprenticeship opportunities including a financial contribution towards the Council’s Employment Skills Programme.

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY

Over £2m of CIL monies generated by the development to help fund other council projects.