Broad St Mall, Reading
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Block E Removal

The consented residential scheme sought to provide all of the affordable housing within Block E which sat above the Broad Street Mall entrance fronting onto Oxford Road. The positioning of this block created a number of issues, as set out below:

Impact of Block E on Oxford Road frontage

Impact of Block E on Oxford Road frontage

Location of Block E at roof level - consented residential scheme

Location of Block E at roof level - consented residential scheme

  • Loss of car parking at roof level.
  • Inability to implement structure running through the Broad Street Mall Main Entrance from Oxford Road
  • The provision of a separate affordable ‘poor door’ scheme.
  • Impact on Oxford Road streetscape including adjacent listed buildings
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