Beechcroft Developments has declined to comment on its plans to turn the Caversham Park mansion in Reading into a care home.

The luxury senior living provider has just published its Spring brochure in which it details the site as one of its forthcoming projects. It suggests the main house will be converted and new apartments built.

However the site is still owned by its previous occupant, the BBC, and Beechcroft has told Thames Tap it would make no comment at this stage.

The brochure, published on the firm’s website, states: “This superb collection of new and converted two and three-bedroom apartments and a care home enjoy a superb setting within 93 acres of formal gardens and spectacular parkland.

“The impressive Grade II listed mansion, Caversham Park, once home to the BBC, will be carefully converted to create stunning apartments and some new apartments will be built within the parkland.”

The brochure also states its anticipated launch is Autumn 2022.

The site remains on sale with Lambert Smith Hampton but the agent also declined to comment.

The manor house, designed by architect Horace Jones who also designed Tower Bridge, has been used as both a school and a hospital.

BBC Monitoring took it over in 1943 as it was seen as an unlikely target for bombing and, at one time, more than 1,000 people worked there.

BBC Radio Berkshire later moved there alongside BBC Monitoring but both moved out in 2018 and it has remained unused since.

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