A consultation detailing revised proposals for hundreds of homes at Reading’s Broad Street Mall has gone live.

Previous owner Moorgarth was granted permission to build 422 flats at the shopping centre in December 2021. It already had permission for a 101-room Premier Inn with Bar + Block restaurant nearby in Hosier Street in November 2019.

Now current owner AEW has launched consultation for an entirely new scheme of 604 Build-to-Rent homes in conjunction with McLaren Living, without the hotel, permission for which has expired.

AEW says the previous scheme is undeliverable. Its scheme, the developer says, will better integrate with the Minster Quarter scheme on the south side of the mall.

It will involve partial demolition of the mall to allow the tower blocks to be built up from the basement. A new ramp to the mall car park will be created under the new proposals.

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