Placemaking

The site sits between Vastern Road and the River Thames, with the potential to link Christchurch Bridge and Caversham through to Reading Town Centre and Railway Station.  

Proposed landscape zones

Our vision is to create an iconic place where people will feel welcome, connected, energised and proud. 

The Old Power Station provides a truly exciting opportunity to create a landmark place to live in the heart of Reading. 

We will “reveal and reconnect” with the River Thames, and create beautiful spaces for the community to meet, relax and enjoy. We will create amazing spaces and buildings. We believe regeneration, when done well and in true partnership can transform people’s lives. 

The masterplan needs to be right, and the natural assets must be fully utilised. If that is done, then amazing places will be delivered.

Proposed landscape zones

The masterplan has evolved to define three heritage-inspired character areas, the detail of which is shown on the following pages.