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Five Favourite Reading New Homes Developments

Posted 25 November 2021 by Keith Osborne

The Berkshire town of Reading has a number of live new homes developments for house-hunters to investigate...

With a recent announcement of a target of the first half of 2022 to finally fully open the Crossrail network, there’s been renewed attention on the towns which will benefit from it, and Reading is a prime example, already benefitting from the creation of thousands of new homes at numerous current developments.

The planned journey time of 23 minutes to London Paddington and express access to the West End, City and Docklands areas is attracting people who know they can get more property for their money here than in Greater London. It’s not just about commuting though – the town also has many major companies and a thriving tech industry based locally.

With positive predictions for property price growth and lettings demand, investors as well as buyers have been drawn into Reading’s property market. There’s plenty of potential for the future though, such as plans for a brand new 4,500-home garden village in Grazeley, to the south of the town and close to the Science and Innovation Park.

Reading has its own wealth of shops, leisure, entertainment and sports venues and easy access to delightful countryside, providing something for everyone.

The WhatHouse? team has picked its five current favourite new homes developments in Reading, offering properties to suit a wide range of requirements and budgets.

Green Park VillageGreen Park Village

1. Green Park Village is on the southern fringes of the town and close to the M4, the Madejski Stadium and numerous lakes offering a host of watersports facilities. Its appeal has led to a successfully growing new community with homes ranging from modern-design apartment builds to New England-inspired houses. Among the plans for this development are a brand new primary school, market square and railway station.

Currently, a two-bedroom apartment starts at £395,000 and first-time purchasers have the opportunity to use the government-backed Help to Buy scheme to take a step onto the property ladder with a deposit of only 5%. St Edward has just released a new collection of four-bedroom houses which could make a perfect family home. Find out more about Green Park Village from St Edward.

Beansheaf GrangeBeansheaf Grange

2. Beansheaf Grange is an exclusive gated community of just 27 luxury residential properties located in Calcot, on the south-western edge of Reading. It has its own local amenities and shops and is only a few minutes from the M4, and a number of railway stations (10 minutes to Reading itself).

This development by Glass Property Group & Rotstone Group features a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and two- and three-bedroom houses, all with an impressive specification and the benefit of characterful architecture and appealing landscaping. Prices start at £195,000 and Help to Buy is available. Find out more at haslams.net.


3. Verto is a development of 103 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in an 18-storey, contemporary waterside building. Residents have amenities such as rooftop gardens with wooden seating areas, a gym, a library and concierge service. The town centre and station are just a short walk away.

Each home offers a Commodore kitchen with Bosch/Siemens appliance, engineered oak flooring and tiling/carpeting, well-designed bathroom and en suites, hyperoptic broadband and secure video entry system.Prices start from £262,250 and for investors, developer CNM Estates is offering a rental guarantee of 4% for two years. Find out more at www.verto2020.com.

Bankside GardensBankside Gardens

4. No.6 – the latest phase of homes at Bankside Gardens, neighbouring Green Park Village – offers one- and two-bedroom apartments with open-plan living areas leading to a balcony or terrace for views over the landscaped gardens. Contemporary-design kitchens feature Bosch, Beko and Smeg appliances, and every two-bedroom home provides an en suite bathroom for the main bedroom.

Residents will have access to a co-working studio, state-of-the-art gym, cinema and concierge service. Commercial and retail space will be located on the ground floor of some of the apartment buildings. Private landscaped gardens are complemented by acres of surrounding parkland. Prices at Bankside Gardens start at £290,000. Find out more from St Edward.


5. Renaissance is around two miles from the town centre and is a collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments offering open-plan kitchen/living/dining room with contemporary units and appliances. Each has its own private balcony.

House-hunters are invited to visit the site seven days a week, from 10.00am to 5.00pm (7.00pm Thursday). Prices range from £222,000 to £327,500 and first-time buyers can enquire about Help to Buy. Find out more at www.bellway.co.uk.


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