Beechcroft Developments has revised its plans for turning the Caversham Park mansion in Reading into older people’s accommodation.

Initial plans submitted in April included converted converting the mansion to 64 assisted living units for over 55s and a new 64-bed care home. Those plans included 61 retirement properties, 28 affordable homes and five market homes and public access to a perimeter trail, tennis courts, croquet lawns and bowling greens.

New plans, currently under wraps, go on show at a consultation at the site on Thursday, December 8. In a leaflet to residents nearby, Beechcroft says its vision remains unchanged but changes come in response to its previous consultations.

Tennis courts, croquet lawns, bowling greens and open space will still be available to the public while the grade II-listed mansion will be converted into assisted living units with additional specialist care provided.

New housing will include independent living homes for older people and affordable homes.

The team on the project includes Savills, Candy Lofthouse Architects and Porthaven Care Homes.

Registration is required to attend the consultation but, following the event, information will be put up at a new dedicated website for the scheme at Information on registering can be found there.

© Thames Tap (powered by

Sign up to receive your free weekly Thames Tap journal here.