University to consult community on Bulmershe proposals
Release Date 28 June 2011
The University of Reading is holding a public exhibition of its proposals for development at its Bulmershe Campus on 8 and 9 July.
The proposal is to replace existing buildings with new homes and a residential care home. The existing playing fields would not be built on and would be retained and enhanced for University and community recreational use as part of the proposals, which include plans for a new sports pavilion. Plans for the development are at an early stage.
The University is concentrating its teaching and student accommodation facilities on its main Whiteknights campus and the central Reading London Road campus. The Department of Film, Theatre and Television has already moved from Bulmershe to its new home in the Minghella Building on Whiteknights and the Institute of Education, which trains many of the region's teachers, will be moving from Bulmershe to the University's historic London Road campus by the end of this year. The student accommodation at Bulmershe will no longer be required beyond the end of the 2011/12 academic year as replacement accommodation comes on stream on the Whiteknights campus.
Professor Tony Downes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said: "We are very keen to consult local residents and businesses about the high-quality development planned for the built area of the Bulmershe site, as well as our plans to enhance the sports facilities. We believe the plans will make a positive impact to the area. We look forward to sharing our plans and welcome feedback to help shape the proposals."