A FIRST glimpse has been revealed for the 765 new homes on the site of the old Huntley & Palmers biscuit factory.

The Huntley Wharf development, on Kenavon Drive overlooking the Kennet river, will see its first properties go to sale later this year.

Berkeley Homes, the developer, hosted an exhibition on June 7 and 8 for the public to see details of the new accommodation.

The homes will be south-facing, and eight minutes away from Reading station. Many of the apartments will have balconies or terraces.

Huntley & Palmers, once the world’s largest biscuit maker, used to have its factory on the site. Architecture and interiors of the development were inspired by the industrial heritage.

Huntley Wharf will have one-bed, two-bed, and three-bed apartments, as well as a restaurant, coffee shop, nursery and gym.

Deana Everingham, sales and marketing director for Berkeley, said: “Reading has so much to offer residents, employers and investors alike: the UK’s largest tech cluster; excellent employment opportunities with the highest wages in the UK outside of London, superb transport connections, outstanding education, to name but a few.”

While the prices are not yet available, 30 per cent of the development will be shared ownership and affordable housing.

The site used to be home to Toys R Us and Homebase. Reading Borough Council gave permission for the development in January 2018.