Scott Brownrigg achieves planning permission for University of Reading's Sibly Hall

17.02.12

Wokingham Borough Council has granted outline planning permission for the redevelopment of the University of Reading’s, Sibly Hall site in Earley.  The permission allows for the redevelopment of Sibly Hall, a ten storey student accommodation tower and 4.45 hectares of surrounding land.

Scott Brownrigg, who submitted the application on behalf of the University of Reading, is the planning consultant, masterplanner and architect for the scheme. The masterplan provides a high quality, residential development, incorporating 89 new residential units of varying sizes, from two to five bedrooms, which are sympathetic to the local area and have a visual connection to Redhatch Copse;  a management plan will improve and facilitate public access to this ancient woodland area.

The scheme also incorporates an attractive linear park with a public footpath and cycle way, children’s play area and a new swale, part of the sustainable urban drainage scheme

Jonathan Hill, Chairman at Scott Brownrigg and the Director responsible for the project said:

“We are delighted to have gained planning permission on behalf of our client. The scheme is one of a number that the practice is working on as part of the University of Reading Framework. This development provides both family and affordable housing and will make an exciting addition to the Earley neighbourhood”.