Battle Street Development

Closed 3 Jun 2022

Opened 23 May 2022

Overview

Creating adult social care provision and affordable housing

As part of our plans to deliver vital adult social care and affordable housing for the people of Reading, Reading Borough Council is working on plans to redevelop the old Central Swimming Pool site on Battle Street. This has been identified as the best location to deliver the proposals which include:

  • an older persons day centre
  • sheltered housing for over 55’s
  • supported living flats with support spaces
  • general needs affordable housing and flats.

Floor plan of supported living development

Map key

The floor plan indicates supported living flats (in blue), general needs flats (in orange), old person's day centre (in brown), family houses (in pink and sheltered flats (in grey). 

All accommodation will have access to either private gardens, balconies, shared roof terraces or shared community courtyard spaces to ensure the physical and mental wellbeing of tenants is catered for.

Why your views matter

We want to hear your views on the plans, to help inform our design process prior to a planning submission. Comments should be received by 3rd June 2022 and may be published.

There will also be further opportunities to submit formal comments on the planning application to our Planning team: Expected planning submission: Autumn 2022

A public consultation event will be held at The Fairview Centre, Civitas Academy, Gt Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HL, on 26th & 27th May, 4pm-8pm.

Events

  • Public consultation

    From 26 May 2022 at 16:00 to 26 May 2022 at 20:00

    The Fairview Centre, Civitas Academy, Gt Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HL, on 26th & 27th May, 4pm-8pm.

  • Public consultation

    From 27 May 2022 at 16:00 to 27 May 2022 at 20:00

    The Fairview Centre, Civitas Academy, Gt Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HL, on 26th & 27th May, 4pm-8pm.

Areas

  • All Areas