A warehouse in west Reading ruined by a huge fire will be demolished and replaced, after plans submitted to the council were approved last week.

The huge Tilehurst fire happened at ITP Limited, Unit 1, Stadium Way, in March 2020, damaging the building beyond economic repair.

ITP Limited deals with the purchasing and selling of empty toner inkjet cartridges.

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On Friday, the council approved plans to build a new like-for-like replacement building, although the inside will now have the flexibility to be let as four units.

Plans to demolish the building were approved in June, 2020.

Consultants Stephen George + Partners, on behalf of the applicant, Cube Real Estate, said this will provide a greater spread of unit size across the estate and increase employment opportunity.

The site is in the Stadium Trade and Business Park, off Oxford Road.

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Cube Real Estate is seeking the following class uses for the 1,410m2 building:

  • B1c (industrial processes)
  • B2 (general industrial)
  • B8 (storage or distribution)

More than 50 firefighters tackled the fire, with Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue supported by firefighters from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

The business park is home to businesses such as Topps Tiles and Double-Barrelled Brewery.