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The University of Reading has been a part of the communities of Shinfield and Arborfield for many years. Operating Hall Farm and other land in the area, the University's positive impact on the local economy has long been established. As time has passed, we have sought new ways to use our land for the benefit of the local people and the environment. Our initiatives have included developments ranging from high-tech commercial laboratories and new homes to green spaces and community facilities.

Wooden bench next to gravel path in green meadow

Langley Mead

Find out more about our project to restore 18 hectares of land to their former biodiversity. 
Roundabout on rural road

South of M4

We are involved in building homes and infrastructure in Shinfield, Spencer's Wood and Three Mile Cross.
Dairy cow peering through fence

Hall Farm, Shinfield

The University of Reading maintains a 580-hectare farm with a large commercial herd of cows in Shinfield.

Map of planned sports and recreational facilities in Shinfield

Sports and recreation

The University of Reading is in the consultation stage of projects with local people to improve sports and recreational facilities in the Shinfield area.