A Biscuit Tin from the rubble
Thu 10 December 2015, 5:32 pm
The Western Tower at Station Hill in Reading was demolished last month to pave the way for a proposed retail and leisure scheme by the developer Stanhope.
In the meantime, a temporary events space will open at the site in the new year (2016). The Biscuit Tin, named in reference to the town’s industrial heritage, will provide a space for community and cultural events for residents and local people. Sackville Developments submitted the plans for the scheme – The Biscuit Tin could be in place for up to 10 years.
It will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week and used as a venue for a variety of events, including live music, film screenings and stand-up comedy acts. It will also feature a temporary cafe.
Stanhope’s mixed-use development, Station Hill, will eventually create an “urban square” in the centre of Reading, offering more than 8,360sq m of retail and leisure space, along with four office buildings and 300 apartments.