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A major commercial, retail and transport centre – Reading is a town that offers a wealth of opportunities. Also an excellent commuter location, it’s under an hour by train into central London. Plus, with lots of city-sized amenities to choose from, it’s an ideal new-home base.


Buying a new build in Reading

Perfect for those who love interior design, a new-build house is the ideal blank canvas for you to put your unique stamp on. Also a money and time saving option, its high energy efficiency is good for the environment (and your monthly bills).

Our locations in Berkshire

Living in Reading

Natural beauty and a famous festival (or two) 

In Reading the focus isn’t just on the daily grind, the Reading Festival in August rivals Glastonbury, and the Reading Beer Festival is the largest in the UK, putting the town firmly on the UK festival map. 

Close to the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches across several counties, you can find many cosy pubs and restaurants in rural Berkshire. Don't forget you also have Henley-on-Thames for various water sport events and activities, or you can spend a day taking in the famous spires of Oxford.

A commuter haven

Being a business hub, Reading has the transport infrastructure to match, and the M4 gives you quick access to central London (an hour and a half), Swindon and Bristol. 

By rail, with Great Western mainline train services, you can get into London even faster in about 30 minutes. Plus, Heathrow Airport is just over a half an hour’s drive away, and there’s also an express bus service link from the town centre. 

Big-city amenities

As well as the out-of-town hypermarkets, you’ve got the main shopping area in the town centre that includes multiple malls and regular markets for your day-to-day amenities. 

For sport and leisure, the available facilities feature: leisure centres, parks with outdoor sports opportunities and the River Thames itself. The town also has its very own professional football club

Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today.

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