Developer brings forward mixed-use Station Hill scheme

Station Hill

Stanhope has submitted its five-acre mixed-use Station Hill scheme in Reading town centre for planning.

The application will be decided by Reading council this year, with Stanhope hoping to commence construction work next year.

The Allies and Morrison-designed scheme outside Reading rail station includes a mix of retail, grade A offices, leisure use, apartments and a car park.

Stanhope and Benson Elliot are joint owners, Davis Langdon is cost consultant and Arup is engineer.

The developers will create a temporary event space outside of Reading Station whilst development work is taking place.

Jason Margrave, development director of Stanhope said: “This application is the culmination of a considerable amount of consultation with Reading Borough Council as well as the promoters of the neighbouring Thames Tower.

“The designs we have submitted have been widely supported by the public and we believe they will considerably transform  this part of the town, building on the significant investment currently taking place at the station.

“Following consultation, we have included an enlarged public open space in the heart of the scheme, improved the retail offer and incorporated more public art.”