Hammerson’s plans for 475 Build-to-Rent homes at The Oracle in Reading will go on show in an online consultation next week.

Plans to demolish the former Debenhams store and Vue cinema for the flats along with co-working space, a new cinema, new retail/restaurant space and a possible bowling alley were first made public during Thames Tap’s Summer break at the end of July.

Representatives of the team behind the scheme, including Turley, BTR developer Packaged Living and architects from CRTKL, attended a public consultation at The Oracle on Friday, August 12, the displays from which will remain until August 26.

Now a webinar has been arranged for 6pm on Tuesday, August 23.

A spokesman for Hammerson said: “The vision responds to new ways, post covid, in how we work, socialise and live in our town centres, to ensure that The Oracle and the town centre itself thrives for generations to come which is why there’s a real mixed use offering.”

He said the scheme proposes new uses to create vibrancy and future-proofing and responds to changing market conditions and life post covid.

A planning application is due later this year and Hammerson hopes to start work in 2024.

Visit https://www.theoracleconsultation.co.uk/ to sign up for the webinar.

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