Plans for the second phase of a huge development in the town centre have been revealed, including hundreds of homes, office space and a hotel.

Developers Lincoln MGT have submitted plans for phase two of the Station Hill project under the name SH Reading Master LLP.

The plans include up to 750 homes, 18-storey office tower One Station Hill, a 450-room hotel.

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There are also plans for green areas, including a ‘pocket park’, and improvements to Station Square.

Alex Aitchison, director of development at Lincoln Property Company UK, said: “The proposal will deliver the new gateway to Reading that the town deserves, whilst ensuring a best in class regeneration to anchor Reading as the capital of the south east for generations to come.”

Reading Chronicle:

The proposals will go on display at a public information event between 4pm and 8pm on Friday, January 31, and 10am – 1pm on Saturday, February 1, at The Biscuit Tin, 40 Station Hill, Reading.

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Developers have also outlined potential plans for phase three of the scheme, which include a hotel and a 22-storey office tower.

Reading Chronicle:

Plans for phase one, which include more than 500 new homes, were given the seal of approval by Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Planning Applications committee in December.

Proposals for a cinema and gym were revealed in December.

What the developers said about the project

The planning statement says: “The ambition for Station Hill is to deliver an outstanding regeneration project that will create a new gateway for Reading.

“A mixed-use development, it will become a new district – fusing contemporary living, working, leisure and open community space.

Reading Chronicle:

“The residents of Reading have seen three applications for Station Hill approved over the past 15 years.

“Now, more than ever, the site deserves a development of utmost quality and scale.

“A development which not only meets Reading Borough Council’s aspiration for revitalising the town centre, but also delivers social and economic value for the community.”