Saturday, 21 March 2009

University Development Plans

Reading University may be closing highly-regarded and valuable departments as fast as it can, but this isn't stopping it from moving ahead with plans to transform itself into a corporate entity.

RU plans to build over 800,000 sq ft of building space for companies in a technology park at Cutbush Lane in Shinfield.

Consultation organisers promoted the plans by arguing that "Reading needs more economic development in this area," although they did not comment on how the proposals have been effected by previous decisions by Reading University to close down departments.

Members of the public are encouraged to 'Have Your Say' on the Cutbush Lane development, the plans can be viewed here and you can give feedback here.

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Update: Reading Chronicle reports that fears are increasing as the plans evolve and the scale of the proposed development increases.

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