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Town skyscraper plan go on show
Station Hill development
Residents are being invited to have their say on the plans
Ambitious plans to revamp a Berkshire town centre have been put on display.

Reading's Station Hill has been called the gateway to the town but in recent years it has fallen into disrepair.

Chairman of Reading football club, John Madejski, who paid nearly 28m for the site in 2005, is behind the proposals for the skyscraper-style development.

The complex will include offices, shops, cafes, restaurants and apartments as well as an arts venue and new public areas.

Mr Madejski said: "Putting it bluntly, you cannot have landmark buildings without seeing them, it's just impossible."

"What I think we've got is something for the future, something terribly exciting and something that I certainly commend to the people of the Reading area."

The plans are on show at 40 Station Hill on Friday, Saturday and Monday and at the Civic Centre.

They are also available online and residents are being invited to have their say on the proposals.

The outline planning application was submitted by Sackville Developments last year and is scheduled for discussion by Reading Borough Council's planning committee at the beginning of March.

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