News: 26 October 2017Plans to regenerate industrial site in central Reading revealed

Our planning and design teams have worked together to submit plans for Thames Properties to redevelop the former Cox and Wyman site on Cardiff Road, Reading, to provide a high quality residential development.

Based just one mile from our head office, the industrial site, which formerly housed printing company Cox and Wyman until they closed the building in 2015, is now redundant and Reading Borough Council’s recent draft Local Plan has recognised the site as being appropriate for residential development.

The submitted scheme proposes a complete regeneration of the site, providing 96 high-quality homes within an attractive landscaped scheme which retains the existing mature trees on-site. Architects from Barton Willmore have been careful to reflect the character of the surrounding area, utilising a mixture of terraced housing, urban houses with roof gardens and apartments.

Nick Collins, Design Partner at Barton Willmore, said: “The redevelopment of the former Cox and Wyman Printworks site presents an excellent opportunity for the creation of a new residential scheme rationalising the interface between the residential community and the industrial estate, and encapsulating a unique set of design criteria to enhance and enrich this site in a key location in Reading.”

Kim Cohen, Planning Partner at Barton Willmore, said: “The public consultation highlighted the need for the redevelopment of this redundant industrial site, located close to the town centre and train station. The former Cox and Wyman factory will provide high quality market and affordable housing to meet local needs that have been carefully designed to reflect the character of nearby Victorian houses.”


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