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The Best New Homes In Reading

Posted 9 January 2024 by Keith Osborne

Our latest look at some of the best current new homes developments in and around Reading…

Reading has always been one of the county’s major towns and grew considerably in the 19th century due to exceptional road, rail and canal services serving manufacturing, ironworks and brewing industries, and it continues to be a very popular place to live – leading to many brand new homes being built here.

There has been considerable investment in the area already, with further plans for updating the town centre. While there have been numerous (as yet unsuccessful) applications from authorities here for status as a city, the borough of Reading certainly has an impressive array of features in addition to the many shops and amenities at its centre.

For education, many of the state primary and secondary schools in the area are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and there are a number of respected independent schools as well. Further education is available at several colleges around town with courses on many subjects, from entrepreneurship to Chinese medicine. The University of Reading has been going for over 90 years now and has around 23,000 students across 150 courses, with the site in the south-east of town one of four campuses in the UK and overseas.

For sports enthusiasts, there are a host of clubs, fitness, leisure centres and pools too, and the landmark Madejski Stadium is the home ground for Reading Football Club. With the River Thames running through the borough, there’s plenty to keep fans of rowing and canoeing happy, and walkers, runners and cyclists have many routes to follow along the river and through the town’s numerous public green spaces.

The M4 passes to the south of town and the railway station has outstanding regular services to destinations across the country. It is the western terminus of the Elizabeth line with journey times of 54 minutes to Tottenham Court Road and 66 minutes to Canary Wharf. Fast National Rail services take little more than 20 minutes to reach Paddington station.

We take a look at some of the very best developments with new homes for sale in and around Reading. All offers, deals and initiatives mentioned here are subject to terms and conditions.


Bankside Gardens from St EdwardBankside Gardens from St Edward

Best new homes in Reading town

Green Park Village is a growing new community of houses and apartments just a ten-minute drive south of the town centre. Residents will enjoy the waterside location and amenities including a new primary school and Green Park Business Park. A brand new railway station will offer shuttle services to mainline services. St Edward – part of former WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year Berkeley Group – has one- and two-bedroom apartments on sale from £305,000 and ready to move into this spring. A show home is now open to view. Find out more about Green Park Village.

Part of the same development is called Bankside Gardens, a collection of waterside one- and two-bedroom apartments. There are landscaped gardens as well as a concierge service, co-working studio, residents' gym and cinema room. Prices range from £430,500 to £565,000 right now for two- and three-bedroom properties from the ground floor to the eighth storey. Some will be ready to move into right now. Find out more about Bankside Gardens.

L&Q is busy near the town centre, just a ten-minute walk to Reading station, with another range of waterside apartments called Huntley Wharf, also available through Shared Ownership and now 60% sold. Starting prices for the current available homes start at £75,625 for a 25% share (full market value £305,000) and for reservations between 2 - 31 January 2024, buyer can receive up to £1,500 towards buying costs, plus £1,000 in vouchers after moving in. Find out more at lqhomes.com.


Shinfield Meadows from Bovis HomesShinfield Meadows from Bovis Homes

Best new homes in Shinfield

Vistry Group is busy in the village of Shinfield with its well-known Bovis Homes and Linden Homes brands at a development called Shinfield Meadows. Bovis is currently selling four- and five-bedroom houses here, with prices starting at £635,000. House-hunters can ask about a number of purchase schemes and special offers on selected plots. Find out more about Shinfield Meadows from Bovis Homes.

On the same site, Linden Homes’ Langley Mead has a number of two-bedroom homes for sale at the moment, priced from £410,000. One of the ‘Walton’ two-bedroom terrace home types is ready to move into, includes upgrades to bathroom and integrated appliances, and the offer of £12,000 towards the purchase. Find out more about Langley Mead at Shinfield Meadows.


Nightingale FieldsNightingale Fields from Crest Nicholson

Best new homes in Arborfield

The village of Arborfield is four miles from both Reading and Wokingham and ideally located for access to the M4. Here, Crest Nicholson’s Nightingale Fields is part of a major development called Arborfield Green which is planned to transform a former army site with some 2,000 new homes eventually. Property-seekers will find a range of apartments and houses for sale here, with Crest Nicholson’s starting prices starting from £310,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and from £475,000 for the remaining three- to five-bedroom houses. Find out more about Nightingale Fields.

Bloor Homes is also building at this site and 90% sold, with the remaining two-, three- and four-bedrooms property types starting at £410,000 and some special cashback offers. Find out more about Lakeside Gardens.


New homes for sale in Tilehurst

Tilehurst is a suburb in the west of town which is bordered by the River Thames and the Chilterns, with its own shops, facilities and open green spaces as well as a station on the line between Reading and Oxford.

Darcliffe Homes has a development called Stoneham Park. The 66 homes are a wide range of apartments and house types, with from one to five bedrooms, all set in landscaped grounds. Prices on application. Find out more at www.darcliffehomes.com.


Find out more about current developments in and around Reading.


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Featured Developments
Reading, Berkshire
£305,000 - £425,000
Green Park Village
Reading, Berkshire
1 - 2 bedroom properties
St Edward
Reading, Berkshire
£297,500 - £565,000
Bankside Gardens
Reading, Berkshire
1 - 2 bedroom properties
St Edward
Shinfield, Berkshire RG2
£620,000 - £755,000
Shinfield Meadows
Shinfield, Berkshire RG2 
4 - 5 bedroom properties
Bovis Homes
Shinfield, Berkshire RG2
Price on application
Langley Mead at Shinfield Meadows
Shinfield, Berkshire RG2 
2 bedroom properties
Linden Homes
Arborfield, Berkshire RG2
Price on application
Nightingale Fields
Arborfield, Berkshire RG2 
Contact for more details
Crest Nicholson
Arborfield, Berkshire RG2
Price on application
Lakeside Gardens
Arborfield, Berkshire RG2 
Contact for more details
Bloor Homes
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