Homes in the RG Whitley postcode are becoming more and more desirable, leading to a sharp increase in prices, statistics have revealed.

Estate Agent Purplebricks detailed recently how properties in the area have been going up for sale for more than the initial asking price, with their website data showing homes on sale being bought within days of going on the market.

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It has been reported that plans to improve infrastructure in the area, including planning permission for Green Park Station and the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) have been cited as possible reasons for the sharp rise in interest in the area.

Mark Heneghan, Territory Operator for Purplebricks, said: “Whitley/Whitley Wood is continuing to increase in popularity while house prices continue to rise significantly.

"A lot of people are moving in from outside the area as it is close to the town centre and Junction 11 of the M4.

Home sold on Longships Way, Whitley, Reading

Home sold on Longships Way, Whitley, Reading

“We have Green Park Business Park which is home to the UK headquarters of a number of international companies and Green Park Village.

"Bewley homes which is a wonderful development. There is also Arborfield Green, a new Garden Village located just outside of Reading, with its beautiful nature reserve and exceptional design.”

Another exciting addition to the area and opening in late 2022 is Shinfield Studios.

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The state-of-the-art creative studios will have 500,000 sq ft of stage space alongside a full creative hub, community cinema and an on-site post-production workshop.

For the first time in the UK, all aspects of content creation will be accommodated on site in entirely purpose-built premises.

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