Berkeley Homes has submitted its plans for 209 homes on the site of the former SSE building in Vastern Road, Reading.

The scheme, named The Old Power House, which has been revised from Berkeley’s initial plans, will include a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats in a series of buildings of up to 11 storeys.

There will be a café with a riverside view and a pedestrian link through the scheme from Christchurch Bridge.

Only 0.76 hectares of the 1.24-hectare site can be used for redevelopment because SSE’s electrical infrastructure will remain in place.

Barton Willmore is the planning consultancy and Scott Brownrigg is the architect.

The scheme will be directly opposite Aviva Investors’ scheme for between 750 and 950 flats at Reading Station Shopping Park.

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