Who is investing in Reading?

Increasing confidence in the Reading economy and the catalyst impact of the new View_09_web.JPGstation has unlocked a wide range of investment projects in and around Reading.

Office market

Over two million square feet of office space is being developed within 500 metres of Reading Station by developers including M&G, Landid, McKay Securities, Topland, Lincoln and Boultbee Brooks.

  • Mapletree have bought Green Park from Oxford Properties to build on its 93% occupancy.
  • Singaporean-listed real estate investors Frasers Property International bought Winnersh Triangle business park in 2017.

Industrial and distribution

Reading is increasingly being seen as a good investment for industrial and distribution centres, with Segro building on the Imperial Way site, Tesco having invested in a major distribution centre and a new major development at Island Road.

Residential

There is considerable investment in residential in Reading town centre. CNM's Verto residential tower is due for completion in 2019, LQ Developments have started work on a major residential project alongside the River Kennet on the site of the former Homebase store, Lochailort's Thames Quarter Build to Rent scheme is coming out of the ground,  Berkeley Homes are developing Green Park Village and Kennet Island. Out of the centre, Bewley Homes, Cala Homes, Charles Church and Thomas Homes have all invested in residential schemes.

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