Former NatWest town centre offices could become 17 flats under revised plans for the site.

Previous plans to turn the old bank offices in Market Place into 14 apartments were approved in October.

But International Mobility Ltd has now submitted new plans to Reading Borough Council (RBC) to transform the vacant NatWest offices at 11-12 Market Place into 19 one-bed apartments over four floors.

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Stevensons, a clothing shop below the offices, will stay under the plans.

Some of the one-bed flats will be for one occupant and others will be for two people.

The offices have been empty since NatWest vacated them in January 2020. The flats would be accessed from the existing door that gained access to the offices.

Other plans nearby

Several attempts have been submitted made to turn the Soane Point offices next door into flats.

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A fourth plan, for 93 flats, was approved in September after a 144-flat plan and two 100-flat plans were refused in the three months prior.

Meanwhile, a new pub, 43 flats, offices and shops will be created at three grade-II listed buildings, on 27-32 Market Place, as part of plans from Sonic Star Properties to build a hotel at the derelict former Bristol & West Arcade.

The former Coopers Arms pub at 29-31 Market Place, which closed in 2010, will be replaced with a new pub.