Walking the Walk – Queens, Kings & Friars

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Whether it be for Queens, Kings or Friars, it seems Reading isn’t very good at “Walks”.  This simple suffix seems sufficient to ensure failure – in Reading it’s a jinx.  Here I review their recent tribulations and take a look at plans and possibilities to get them walking tall.

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Walking the Walk – Queens, Kings & Friars

Homebase/Toys R Us – Kenavon Drive update

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There was a further opportunity today to see how the proposals are coming along for the redevelopment of the Homebase and Toys R Us sites.  The firm behind the plans is London & Quadrant.  They are a housing association, but do their own planning and construction, as well as developing for private sale (they presumably write and sing theme tunes too).  They do certainly believe in community consultation.  Having previously exhibited “concept” images in June, they’re back now with high-res CGIs and even a matchstick model.  I reviewed the proposals then and the latest plans are essentially identical.

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Homebase/Toys R Us – Kenavon Drive update