The Partners

Reading and the wider Thames Valley LEP have big ambitions for growth, but how could we all work together to help Reading grow and diversify?

Reading UK 2050 was established by Reading UK CIC alongside Board Partners, the University of Reading and Barton Wilmore to deliver a strategic, long term vision that will support Reading’s growth and prosperity, ensuring that we can deliver a legacy of a truly smart and sustainable city, come 2050.

The partners have been collaboratively driving a series of workshops and sessions with a wide range of organisations and people from across Reading and the Thames Valley region to develop an economically viable and evolving future vision for Reading 2050. The latest report documenting the vision can be seen


Reading UK CIC

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Reading UK CIC is the economic development and marketing company for Reading. The Board of the company has adopted the Reading UK 2050 project as a key strand of its economic development work. 

Contact: Nigel Horton-Baker


Barton Willmore


Based in Reading for over 75 years, Barton Willmore are a leading planning and design business working nationally and internationally but very rooted in Reading and its surroundings. In June 2014, they moved into The Blade in the heart of Reading.

Contact: Kim Cohen


University of Reading

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The University of Reading is a leading research-intensive University established almost 90 years ago in the heart of Reading. Its research strengths include sustainable futures in the built environment.

Contact: Prof.Tim Dixon