The residential part of the development will form the first phase and will cover about 12 ha. Further residential phases will follow, with the offices, hotel and community centre planned for a site across the A33.
The total area of the whole scheme could extend to as much as 40 ha. A bridge will be built over the A33 to connect the two main parts of the scheme.
International multidisciplinary consultant URS is the civil and structural engineer for the scheme, with cost consultant RLF also on board.
We have planning permission for 850 homes but we want to push for more than 1000
Source close to the project
Architect Scott Brownrigg was commissioned by Prudential and Thames Water to draw up the full masterplan for Reading Gateway. Fellow architect John Thompson and Partners was also involved at an earlier stage.
The Reading Gateway development will take advantage of a £50m investment in junction 11 of the M4. Designed by consulting engineer Peter Brett Associates, the work will double the size of the junction and aims to solve congestion problems from the east.