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What new Market Street 'gateway' will look like from train station

The first view rail passengers will get of Newbury after apartments are built

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What new Market Street 'gateway' will look like from train station

This is what the Market Street 'urban village' will look like from Newbury railway station.

Developer Grainger has released this new picture of the six-storey, 232-home development which was given the go-ahead by West Berkshire Council last week.

The town’s southern gateway will be dramatically altered with a series of multi-storey apartment blocks erected between Newbury railway station and Market Street.

The scheme will bring a total of 8,780 sq ft of new commercial space to Newbury, along with a new 400-space multi-storey car park for station users and council employees (and open to the public at weekends).

The existing bus station in Market Street will be demolished and a new interchange built at The Wharf.

The scheme will provide a mix of apartments, duplexes and houses, 219 of which will be available for private rent, while the 13 affordable units will be for shared ownership.

The development, which will range from 2.5 to six storeys high, will be managed by Grainger which will retain ownership of the homes for the long-term.

Grainger says work on the site is expected to begin in winter 2017, with the first new homes likely to be completed in spring 2019.

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  • Renate Hughes

    03/12/2016 - 10:10

    the face of every other town in this country - boring - I wouldn't spent money, time or effort on a train journey to see this. Just like every other town in this country Renate

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  • Oldmoaner

    01/12/2016 - 16:04

    Like I said HMP Newbury , children not allowed commuters only. This is what happens when people can only think of money and profit. It is families that cannot afford homes in this greedy town, and that is what the town needs.

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  • ciderdrinker

    01/12/2016 - 13:01

    Looks better than Cheap Street, shame there isn't more public parking and what about parking for the residents? We need more affordable housing in the area.

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    • NewburyLad

      01/12/2016 - 15:03

      No we don't need more affordable housing. We need more high cost housing so that the residents it brings in are going to be paying more in council tax via higher bands than lower banded residents would. Affordable housing means cheap housing which in turn means more people at the lower end of the pay scale, who'd still use all our services but would contribute less. Plus, why should cheap housing be getting a prime town-centre location, just minutes away from the station and all the amenities.

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  • Patzie

    01/12/2016 - 12:12

    Also sounds better than Commuter Ghetto.

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