City Tower, Reading’s tallest residential development, is just a short walk from the town’s superb shopping and business centres. Completed in 2015, City Tower offers 139 contemporary one and two bedroom apartments, many with balconies and clustered around their own private landscaped courtyard.
The scheme is further complemented by underground car parking, a 24-hour concierge desk and under-floor heating. These apartments set a new standard for Reading which had previously only been found in London’s most exclusive apartment buildings.
Reading has experienced significant growth over the past 15 years, to become a popular headquarter location for multinational firms within the technology sector. The arrival of companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, HP, Intel, and Huawei has given it the prestigious title of the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Europe. Reading is also home to a world-class university ranked in the top 1% globally, providing a stream of young talent into the workforce.
Enjoying great connectivity to Central London, Reading is only a 21 minute train journey to London Paddington, and the station and surrounding rail network has recently undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment. Commuters enjoy increased capacity, modern facilities and more regular departures.
Reading is also a very popular destination for shoppers, with one of the best retail districts in the UK. The Oracle Shopping Mall contains 90 retail outlets, 22 restaurants and a multiscreen cinema, with an estimated footfall of 14 million per year.