Development Ready For Launch In Reading

Posted 18 August 2020 by Keith Osborne

Saturday 22 August sees the launch of Bankside Gardens, a new scheme of 461 lakeside apartments from St Edward...

On Saturday 22 August, St Edward is launching Bankside Gardens, a new scheme of 461 lakeside apartments which will form part of the landmark Green Park Village development in Reading, Berkshire.

With a surge of buyers looking for homes which are close to open green space and enable flexible and convenient lifestyles post-lockdown, Bankside Gardens offers residents a co-working studio for home-workers, concierge service, cinema room, gym, landscaped parkland and a picturesque lake, as well as excellent city connections from the new Green Park train station, due for delivery later this year. The development will include a market square, café, crèche, a new primary school and a village hall.

Bankside GardensThe one- and two-bedroom apartments are arranged across seven buildings which range from between six and ten storeys, with commercial space, including shops and cafés located on the ground floor. The homes have been designed for flexible, open-plan living. In the living areas, vast floor-to-ceiling windows flood the space with light and afford views of either the established lake or landscaped gardens. The kitchens feature composite stone worktops, contrasting timber and black matt finishes and come complete with the latest Bosch appliances. Spacious master bedrooms feature fitted wardrobes while the bathrooms are sleek and modern with Vitra ceramic basins and matching black chrome fixtures and fittings by VADO. Prices start from £292,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.

Interested buyers can attend the launch event this weekend by appointment. Virtual appointments via Zoom or phone are also available.

Bankside GardensPaul Vallone, executive chairman at St Edward, commented: “These contemporary apartments, with their striking design and beautiful waterside setting, are something completely new for Reading. We’ve seen an increase in confidence in buyers after lockdown with particular interest in proximity to green space and facilities which enable a convenient, flexible lifestyle. We anticipate strong interest from first-time buyers and young couples currently living and working in London, particularly West London, who are looking to get more for their money without compromising on lifestyle. Here, they’ll have access to brilliant amenities, such as the concierge service, space to work from home and a private gym, as well as quick transport connections. With landscaped gardens, parkland and the beautiful tranquil lake, Bankside Gardens really does deliver the perfect balance of town and country.”

The new Green Park railway station next to Bankside Gardens will offer services reaching Reading station in just six minutes. Reading station can already be reached in 10 minutes by car and services to London Paddington take as little as 23 minutes. When Crossrail opens at the end of the year, direct services will reach Heathrow in 38 minutes, Bond Street in under an hour and Canary Wharf in just over an hour.

For leisure, Green Park Business Park is just a short walk away and home to a public gym, offices and a range of eateries. Reading town centre is home to famous high street names and department stores, as well as independent shops. Reading offers a great selection of restaurants, cafés and bars - ideal for family dinners or nights out with friends.

Find out more about Green Park Village.


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