Reading up for ‘town of the year’ award

Wed 29 April 2015, 3:58 pm

Reading has been nominated as the ‘town of the year’ in the Thames Valley Property Awards.

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A ceremony will take place on 14 May at the Ascot Racecourse. Judges are looking for a town or city where a successful town centre strategy has been implemented. This could involve improving transportation links, implementing a regeneration plan that has created opportunities for economic growth or a major new property investment, which has changed the course of the town or city. 

Barton Willmore sponsors the category and finalists include Bracknell, Slough and Reading.

Reading also features strongly in the 11 other categories. Green Park is up for ‘best business park’, One Valpy is nominated for ‘development of the year’ and Reading-based organisations: JLL, Lambert Smith Hampton and Cushman & Wakefield will battle it out for ‘industrial and logistics property consultancy of the year’.

Event organisers David Murray and Matthew Battle thanked the 12 sponsors who have confirmed their backing for 2015.

Murray said: “When Matthew and I got together to consider running a property awards, we didn’t quite realise there would be such an appetite for a property dinner in the Thames Valley.

“The inaugural event, with 340 guests, was the biggest property dinner in the region outside London, and we confidently expect more than 400 at the 2015 event.”

 

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