September 16, 2021

On September 25 and 26 Benham & Reeves is launching No.6, the latest collection of stylish apartments at Bankside Gardens, its waterside development in Reading, Berkshire. Buyers can enjoy London-style living without the price tag; No.6 comprises fantastic hotel-style amenities, a picturesque location and excellent city connections from nearby Reading Station to London Paddington in as little as 23 minutes. Prices start at just £290,000, 42 per cent less than the average cost of a one-bedroom home in London, which currently stands at £484,198*.

The one and two-bedroom apartments at No.6 have been designed for flexible, open-plan living. In the living areas, vast glazing floods the space with light and leads out to a balcony or terrace for stunning views over the private landscaped gardens. The kitchens feature composite stone worktops, contrasting timber effect and flat matt finishes and include the latest Bosch, Beko and Smeg appliances.

Spacious main bedrooms come complete with fitted wardrobes while the bathrooms are sleek and modern with wall mounted timber-effect vanity storage cabinets and polished chrome fixtures. Every two-bedroom home provides an en suite bathroom for the main bedroom.

Featuring an impressive range of amenities reminiscent of luxury London apartment buildings, residents at No. 6 will have access to a co-working studio, state-of-the-art gym, cinema and concierge service. Commercial and retail space will be located on the ground floor of some of the apartment buildings. No.6 also benefits from plenty of open space for residents to unwind in acres of surrounding parkland.

These new homes are well suited for those who need to commute all or part of the week; the new Reading Green Park railway station will be located directly next to Bankside Gardens which will make travel, when required, extremely easy with services reaching Reading Station in just six minutes. When Crossrail opens in Reading at the end of the year, direct services will reach Heathrow in 38 minutes, Bond Street in under an hour and Canary Wharf in just over an hour.

Green Park Business Park by Mapletree is just a short walk away and home to a public gym, offices and a range of eateries. Reading town centre is one of the most dynamic and eclectic entertainment destinations in the South East and is home to famous high street names and department stores, as well as independent hidden gems. Reading offers a great selection of restaurants, cafés and bars - ideal for family dinners or nights out with friends. 

An elegant new one-bedroom showhome, designed by DAPA Interiors and inspired by city living, will also be available to view.

Rebecca Harris, Senior Sales Manager at DAPA Interiors comments: “We wanted to showcase a home that offered versatility from day to night. We chose a bright, vibrant colour palette that reflected No.6’s cosmopolitan influence, offsetting it against chic furniture pieces that incorporate a sense of calm and tranquillity.

“Bringing the outside in was also important, in keeping with our collective desire to reconnect with nature. We made use of the natural light in the apartment and complimented it with an array of indoor plants. Overall, we think this is a superb offering perfectly suited to city commuters and hope our designs will inspire future residents.”

Paul Vallone, Executive Chairman at St Edward, comments: “Reading is a serious hotspot for buyers who are looking for an out-of-London home but don’t want to sacrifice on city living or easy access into the capital. We expect these homes to be especially popular with young professionals; Bankside Gardens offers all the lifestyle benefits of urban living, from superb travel connections to luxury amenities, as well as the advantages of living out of the capital – lower price points and immediate access to plentiful outdoor space.”

Doris Tan, Regional Director at Benhams and Reeves Singapore is proud to be involved in this exciting launch: “We are delighted to be working with St Edwards to showcase Bankside Gardens to Singapore investors. Thanks to its relative affordability in comparison to London, investors will enjoy excellent capital appreciation and strong rental demand. With Crossrail and Green Park Business Park by Mapletree close by makes this a choice investment."

Buyers can book an appointment to attend the launch event; Prices at No.6 Bankside Gardens will start at £290,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and £390,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. The launch will be at Berkeley office (10 Marina Boulevard #16-04, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2) on 25th and 26th of September 2021.