News: 6 July 2017Plans to regenerate industrial site in Reading go on show

Our work with Thames Properties to redevelop the former Cox and Wyman site on Cardiff Road, Reading, to provide a high quality residential development, will go on show to the public on Monday 10 July.

Based just one mile from our Reading 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 recently published draft Local Plan has recognised the site as being appropriate for residential development.

The scheme, which has been created with our Architecture, Landscape Design, Town Planning and Graphic Communication teams, 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. The design of the scheme has been carefully considered to reflect the character of the surrounding area, utilising a mixture of terraced housing, urban houses with roof gardens and apartments.

Charles Merry of Thames Properties, said:‘We are extremely excited to be bringing forward these ambitious plans. We are proud of the high quality design that has been achieved, which would completely regenerate the site.

“We are looking forward to our consultation event and would encourage as many people as possible to come along and chat to our team.”


Nick Collins, Partner in our Architecture team 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.”

The public consultation event will be carried out on Monday 10 July, between 3pm and 8pm at the Reading Centre for the Deaf on Cardiff Road.

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