Weston Homes Launches New Reading Riverside apartments in London’s western commuter corridor

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It was great to attend the launch of Reading Riverside by Alastair Appleton and we have been delighted that it has already been received so well by the public.

Weston Homes are delighted to be launching Reading Riverside to the market, a scheme of 112 one, two and three bedroom apartments located on the banks of the River Kennet in the heart of Reading. Located in this important commuter hub to the West of London, Reading Riverside will offer purchasers the chance to buy a contemporary, newly built apartment with easy commuting into central London, with the new homes providing views across the river in one of the best connected towns in Europe.

 Reading Riverside is located a short 10 minute drive from Reading railway station which has recently benefited from a £900 million upgrade to add extra platforms and minimise congestion. It connects the town to Paddington railway station in less than half an hour with over 200 trains per day, to Waterloo railway station in 90 minutes, to Heathrow in 58 minutes and to Gatwick in 75 minutes. With commute times quicker for those that live in Reading Riverside than for those travelling within London, Reading Riverside offers an unprecedented opportunity for those who want to live outside the city but who also need to regularly commute into it.

The impending 2019 Crossrail will further increase Reading’s connectivity to London. The town will be the most westerly station on its Elizabeth Line allowing Reading Riverside residents to arrive directly at Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf without changing between train and tube.

To coincide with the launch, Weston Homes are unveiling a new show home for perspective buyers alongside the one, two and three bedroom apartments at Reading Riverside.  Each apartment will have a fully fitted, open plan kitchen/living/ dining area with a private balcony/ terrace and a master bedroom with an en suite and fitted wardrobe. For selected two and three bedroom apartments, residents will have the option of a secondary balcony/ terrace or a door leading from one of the bedrooms to the balcony/terrace leading from the kitchen/living/dining area. Selected apartments will also have a second en suite bedroom.

Each apartment at Reading Riverside will be built with Weston Homes’ signature high specification. The fully fitted designer kitchens will have Zanussi integrated appliances, a choice of units by Oakwood Kitchens and quartz worktops and upstands, as well as a Fascino stainless steel sink with integrated removable chopping boards and an instant boiling tap.

All bathrooms and en suites will be finished with RAK ceramic basins and porcelain tiles to the walls and floor, as well as a Fascino digitally controlled Smart Tap and Smart Mirror with LED lighting, shaver socket, digital clock and de-mist pad. The walnut vanity unit will add a smart touch to the bathroom and will also provide integrated storage space and a black porcelain worktop. Each bathroom will also have a Fascino Smart shower or bath as well as the luxury of a heated chrome towel rail.

 The apartments at Reading Riverside also come complete with forest oak internal doors with polished chrome ironmongery, matching wrapped door-ling, architraves and skirting. Residents will have the choice of white oak or ebony oak strip wood flooring to the entrance hall, living area, dining area, kitchen and cloakrooms as well as a choice of carpet to bedrooms. All master bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and there is also Sky Q television and telephone points to the master bedroom and living area.

Throughout the apartments there are gas fired radiators and for safety and security each home is fitted with a smoke alarm and CO detectors as well as audio/visual entry system and double-glazed uPVC windows.

For those who prefer to drive, Reading Riverside is well connected with three major motorways within close proximity. From the apartments, the M4 is a seven minute drive, the M25 is a 35 minute drive, the M40 is a 31 minute drive and the M3 is a 27 minute drive. These motorways connect residents to Oxford in the north, London in the east, Southampton and the Isle of Wight to the south and Bath to the west, making any city or town in the UK within easy reach.

Bob Weston, Chairman and CEO of Weston Homes said: ‘As the gap between London and Reading closes, both residents and businesses have moved to the town to capitalise on its growth. Reading has been ranked the UK’s fastest growing economy (2017-2022), the second most productive economy in the UK after London and the top area for economic success and wellbeing. The prosperous town has become a very desirable place to live.’

Despite its growth, Reading hasn’t lost any of its historic charm and Reading Riverside residents are able to enjoy the booming economy while living in a quintessential British town. The town was originally founded in the medieval period and the architecture is an interesting mix of old and new. Within close proximity to the Reading Riverside apartments are the historic twelfth century Reading Abbey ruins, the sixteenth century George Hotel, formally a major coaching inn between London and the West Country with atmospheric Tudor archways and a cobbled yard, and just three miles up the River Kennet from Reading Riverside are the Mill Arches which date back to the 1100s.

For more information on the town’s history Reading Riverside residents are just a short walk from the Reading Museum located in the beautiful town hall. The museum showcases the history of the town including galleries, artefacts, art collections and a stunning Victorian replica of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Despite the old-town feel of Reading, it hosts an abundance of modern high street shops, restaurants and bars perfect for Reading Riverside residents who want to entertain guests or relax after work. Particularly popular with Reading residents are Broad Street, a pedestrianised thoroughfare of eateries and shops, and The Oracle Centre, which has over 90 shopping outlets and an excellent array of restaurants and bars. The town is also home to an 11 screen Vue Cinema.

One bedroom apartments at Reading Riverside start from £249,950, two bedroom apartments start from £359,950 and three bedroom apartments start from £420,000. For more information, please contact Weston Homes on T: 0118 304 2590 or visit www.weston-homes.com

Industry heavyweight joins Haslams’ executive team

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Market leading estate agents Haslams is delighted to announce the appointment of Vince Courtney to their Executive Board as Sales Director. Vince will play a key role in the company’s strategy and ambitious growth plans initially focusing on residential sales but taking ultimate responsibility for all sales functions including Lettings and New Homes.

Vince joins with over 30 years of exceptional sales experience. Prior to Haslams he spent the past 20 years as an integral member of the executive team at Romans that grew their business from 4 offices into 28 offices. Latterly he was Managing Director of Sales: a comparable role to that he will have at Haslams.

Steve Woodford, Managing Director of Haslams said, “Vince is an industry heavyweight and one of the most respected agents in the industry. Whilst other estate agents may be struggling we continue to return double-digit growth each year and our plans are to grow by 100% over the next 3 years. Vince will further strengthen our executive team and be central to us achieving our exciting plans”.

Vince said, “I am very excited about joining Haslams. It has one of the very best reputations in the business which is built upon 180 years of continuously improving their service delivery to customers and clients. Today we are still the market leading agent across all business units and we have some very ambitious growth plans and exciting opportunities ahead of us”.

Joint Haslams and Reading Football Club event in aid of ‘ABF – The Soldiers Charity’.

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Honouring Reading’s Fallen Heroes

Thank you to those who attended our Remembering Reading’s Heroes night on 16th November.

Your generosity has helped us to raise £3040 for ‘ABF – The Soldiers Charity’.

We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did and look forward to being able to host similar events in the near future.

Should you wish to be kept up to date with what we’re up to or our community events you can find us on our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

We already have some great events scheduled in 2018 which we look forward to sharing with you in the near future.

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Haslams Charity Ball in aid of Launchpad Gardens Project

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“Oh what a night!!!! Haslams Fund Raising Ball – raises £100,000

Friday 27th October 2017 will go down in history as a landmark event in Reading.  Over 300 guests laughed, danced and dug into their pockets to help raise £100,000 for the Launchpad ‘Gardens Project’ a long-term accommodation solution for local people who have been homeless or who are vulnerable to becoming homeless.

“The combined generosity of Reading Businesses will ensure the Launchpad ‘Gardens Project’ becomes a reality.  A huge thank you to every organisation and all those individuals who have generously donated the amazing prizes for the auctions that ensured we raised £100,000” Steve Woodford, Managing Director of Haslams and the mastermind behind the Charity Ball.

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