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St Patrick's Hall Redevelopment

Invitation to public exhibition

The University of Reading and its long-term partners University Partnerships Programme (UPP) are inviting students, staff, and local residents to view the proposals for the redevelopment of the St Patrick's Hall site.

The plans will be available to view at a public exhibition on Thursday 26 October 2017 at 5:30-9pm in the Old Senior Common Room in The Shamrock Café, St Patrick's Hall, University of Reading, RG2 7HB.

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.

The proposals will also be available to view online here from Thursday 26 October.

For any queries, please contact stpatsproject@reading.ac.uk.

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