New flats proposed for the centre of Reading

January 12, 2017 by  

Plans for almost 140 apartments within Reading’s town centre have been submitted.

The vision for the area is based on the demolition of a supermarket. If the Sainsbury’s outlet is knocked down, then three blocks of flats could be constructed. The scheme is focused on the provision of 137 flats. Marketing services in Reading could be used to promote the homes in question. The hope is that a new gym and fresh shops will mean that the complex is an appealing one.

CIP Property (AIPT) Limited is behind the initiative. Reading Borough Council will consider the potential impact of the development. If the project gets the green light, then the Friar Street Sainsbury’s store will be replaced by the accommodation and shop units.

The three towers should include different types of home. The most common variety of flat will feature two bedrooms if the plans are implemented. There would also be 60 studio flats with single bedrooms on the site. Finally, there may be seven flats containing three bedrooms.

The proposal for shop units is not clear, but it is hoped this would be outlined in due course. This is because a wide range of products might be delivered from the location. So far, an eatery has not been ruled out. Furthermore, the development may feature a business which provides financial services.