New halls welcome their first residents
Release Date 04 October 2010
The University of Reading's brand new halls of residence and catering facilities at Park Place welcomed their first residents this week as students moved in ahead of the new academic year.
The new development creates a new integrated community approach to student accommodation within the Whiteknights parkland setting. The two halls, Mackinder and Stenton, have a total of 965 student bedrooms arranged around leafy courtyards.
As part of the development, the University has also developed Park Eat, a stunning new catering outlet. Each student bedroom is equipped with Internet connections, linked to the University network, thermostatic radiator, swipe key entrance, workstation, large single bed with under mattress storage, wardrobe and bookshelves, ensuite shower-room and toilet. The buildings have been designed to reduce carbon emissions.
Photos of Mackinder Hall and Park Eat are available to view here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/universityofreading/sets/72157624907843796/.