No1 Reading, which has been designed by Broadway Malyan, will see the redevelopment of a corner plot opposite the town’s railway station into a hotel, restaurant, bar and offices within an elegant 22-storey tower.
The scheme will sit adjacent to the award-winning Thames Tower and is one of a number of new schemes that are set to transform the town’s station district.
Broadway Malyan director David Anderson, who runs the practice’s Reading studio, said: “This is a very exiting period for Reading and the recent decisions by the council are a sign that the town is growing up in terms of creating a high quality urban landscape that matches its ambitions.
“The imminent arrival of Crossrail to Reading is set to bring a host of new opportunities for the town as it increasingly becomes a destination of choice for people to live and work and so creating a vibrant and inviting gateway to the town centre will be crucial for its success.
“We are delighted that the council has unanimously backed our proposals for No 1 Reading and we look forward to seeing the this landmark project provide a highly visible marker for the regeneration of this important area.”
The proposals were submitted on behalf of Station Road Dev Co Ltd, a company controlled by Breithorn Developments in partnership with global hotel investors Frank Truman in partnership with and Legacy Hotels & Resorts.
As well as a 135-room hotel and five storeys of office space at the top of the development, the proposals include a ground floor café/retail space, a first floor reception and bar and second floor restaurant, providing a lively and active frontage along one of Reading’s busiest thoroughfares.