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 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
Provision of a new cafe overlooking the River Thames and providing a memorable stop along the new public route.
A NEW COMMUNITY
Release of under-utilised land to provide a new community in the heart of Reading.
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
Create a distinctive and vibrant new community with a unique identity.
Retain the legacy of the Old Power Station site and ensure its past is recognised in its next chapter.
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
Increased access to the River Thames with a direct, step-free link from the development.
ENHANCED PUBLIC REALM
We want to transform this redundant brownfield space and open up the site through the delivery of high quality public realm.
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
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.
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
Deliver 209 high quality homes and a place where people feel safe and are proud of their own front door.
ON-SITE AFFORDABLE HOMES
Provision of 42 on-site affordable dwellings comprising 55% shared ownership, 45% affordable rented.
HOMES FOR THE FUTURE
We are committed to delivering homes that can operate at Net Zero Carbon by 2030.
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
The site will provide new jobs, training and apprenticeship opportunities including a financial contribution towards the Council’s Employment Skills Programme.
COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY
Over £2m of CIL monies generated by the development to help fund other council projects.