L&Q want to create a new destination for Reading with a new central riverside square, providing facilities such as restaurants, a convenience store and landscaped open space for everyone to enjoy. The development will create 760 new homes including homes for affordable rent and shared ownership.
We have been inspired by the history of the site of the former Huntley & Palmer Biscuit Factory and hope to reflect this in a modern way within the design or the buildings and spaces. We also wish to reflect and respect the listed prison opposite and the Abbey ruins.
A draft layout is shown below, with some key features including