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Priory Point gets thumbs up from buyers across the market

29th October 2011 Print
Crest Nicholson's Priory Point development in Reading

A brand new property development in Reading is already proving popular with a wide range of buyers seeking value for money. Situated on Southcote Lane and conveniently located within walking distance to all the local amenities and public transport, the one and two bedroom apartments at Priory Point are the ideal choice for first-time buyers, commuters, investors and even downsizers.

The contemporary development is particularly generating interest among London commuters, as the town centre and Reading train station are just a 20 minute walk away. With work also beginning on improving Reading’s rail links, the area is set to continue to be popular with these commuters. Reading is one of the country’s busiest parts of the rail network and with a further five platforms and new entrance being built; increased numbers of city workers could be tempted to commute from Reading. This also provides an ideal opportunity for investors looking for high rental yields.

Maz Porter, New Homes Manager at Haslams estate agents, said: “Reading already offers easy access to London, but the impending improvements to the rail links will have an even bigger impact on the city when they are completed in 2015 and will position the town as one of the top commuter hotspots. There are few new build developments in the area so now is the chance for buyers to secure one of these apartments before they get snapped up.”

The apartments – which combine classic design with sustainable materials – are also ideal for purchasers looking to downsize to a smaller home in stylish surroundings. Built to the high specification associated with Crest Nicholson, the apartments provide fully fitted kitchens in a choice of styles and colours complete with stainless steel Bosch appliances. All bathrooms and en-suites contain classic white Roca suites, complemented by chrome Hansgrohe taps and fittings including a heated towel rail. Purchasers will also be able to personalise their homes with a choice of flooring and tiling.

Christine Tiernan, Sales and Marketing Director for Crest Nicholson South, also commented: “Priory Point is great for buyers looking to make the most of all that Reading town centre has to offer, including the great commuter links. It’s ideal for investors looking to make a good rental return, whilst providing comfort and contemporary living for those seeking a low maintenance lifestyle. So we’re confident it will be just as popular as our previous Q2 development in Reading.”

Priory Point offers the perfect combination of town and country living, with the shops, bars and restaurants of Reading town centre within walking distance, and the open vistas of Prospect Park just behind the development, as well as the lakes and waterside walks around the Kennet and Avon Canal just a mile away.

The development is ideally located for commuters, situated along the ‘M4 corridor’ with easy access to Slough and Windsor, the M25 and London, as well as Swindon, Bristol and Wales to the West.

The neighbourhood around Priory Point is one of Reading’s more historic areas, and Prospect Park is the town’s largest open space, encompassing play areas, ponds, sports pitches and regular community events. For those with sporting interests and hobbies, Reading’s numerous leisure centres include the close-by Meadway Sports Centre which boasts a swimming pool, a gym and squash and badminton courts. Outside of Reading, Thames-side towns Maidenhead and Henley offer a fantastic choice of boutiques, restaurants and bars, with nearby market town Wokingham also providing another good choice for a day of relaxed shopping and soaking up the historic atmosphere.

Prices for a one bedroom apartment start at £159,950 and £198,950 for two bedrooms. For more information, visit

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Crest Nicholson's Priory Point development in Reading