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St Patrick's Hall Redevelopment

The period to submit your views to us on the redevelopment of St. Patrick's Hall has now ended. We are grateful for your engagement and thank you for your comments. 

For information on the proposals, please see the documents below.

Why now?
As you may be aware, we withdrew our original application to redevelop St Patrick's Hall in light of the Council's decision to locally list Pearson's Court. We postponed a second public exhibition in January 2017 to allow for further detailed design development with our partners, key stakeholders and heritage advisors.

Our revised plans maintain the University's objectives to respond to the growing demand for on-campus accommodation, whilst preserving the campus' heritage. In response to feedback from across the community, changes have been made to the proposals which were last viewed at our public exhibition in October 2015.

Our proposals
We believe that a thriving Reading and Thames Valley requires a thriving University. The University of Reading continues to grow and attract students from the UK and the wider world, and we need to continue to improve our estates and facilities to keep up with the demands that higher enrolments bring. It is important to ensure that we are able to provide high-quality accommodation to enhance the University's reputation, and we know that this benefits the local community and economy in the process — supporting local business and easing the pressure on the town's private rental sector, with areas local to the University feeling the impact the most.

The University's proposals are being supported as a continuation of a long-term partnership with UPP, who operate and provide services to the whole of the University of Reading's student accommodation.

For any queries, or comments on the proposals, please contact stpatsproject@reading.ac.uk.

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