Redevelopment Project

Phase 1

Phase 2

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As we look to see Reading transformed there has been a growing need for transformation in our buildings to give us a suitable base to reach out to Reading. We are setting out on a redevelopment journey to transform our site with new glass-filled, transparent, welcoming spaces, opening us up to face the community.

Construction is taking place in two phases. Phase one began in July 2020 and phase two will begin as soon as possible after this phase completes. On this website you can keep follow the story with regularly updated blog posts, read about the plans in detail and find out how you can get involved by giving to the project.

Update Evening Catch Up

As Phase One is in the last months of building, and phase two is granted permission, we held an update...
  • 26-03-2021
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    Update evening

    As work progresses at a pace with phase 1, and planning has been approved for phase 2 there is much...
  • 16-03-2021
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    The way in

    What a welcome will greet the people of Reading when we re-open. Here are a few pictures of the generous...
  • 09-03-2021
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    Latest progress images

    Every time we go to site something visually significant has progressed now. The roof is now on the atrium area...
  • 02-03-2021
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    Atrium update

    While the contractors continue at pace with the shell of the new buildings, the Redevelopment Team is working with experts...
  • 24-02-2021
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    Supporting history

    One of the most challenging parts of the project is nearly complete. The work to support the historic West End...
  • 11-02-2021
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    Latest phase 2 designs

    The Council’s planning team has now agreed, in principle, to support the revised designs for the outside of the new...
  • 05-02-2021
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    Breakthrough!

    The journey to get to this moment has been a huge challenge that the developer has embraced with great determination...
  • 18-01-2021
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    Site manager, Sean Panther

    The many challenges that come with working on a listed building are being managed by the amazing site manager Sean....
  • 23-12-2020
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    Phase 1 takes shape

    Even with Christmas approaching, there's no stopping our contractors who have over the past few days built the steel structure...
  • 23-12-2020
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    Steels are up

    The skeleton of the building is really starting to take shape on site as the first of the steel beams...
  • 07-12-2020
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    Taking shape

    A big day on site yesterday as the concrete was poured to form the base for the new foyer. After...
  • 25-11-2020
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    Letter to the church

    This email was sent to the church on 14th November 2020: Dear church family, Following on from the redevelopment update on 4th November,...
  • 18-11-2020
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    Update session video

    Progress is well under way of Phase 1 of the redevelopment project. We are now very much turning our attention...
  • 12-11-2020
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    The vision for mission

    As we begin to look at phase two of the building project we wanted to lay out the vision for...
  • 25-10-2020
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    New Centre images revealed

    As we prepare for phase two of the project which tackles the part of the site currently occupied by the...
  • 21-10-2020
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    Foundations

    It's exciting to see activity levels really increasing on site now. The outline of the new Foyer starts to show...
  • 11-10-2020
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    10 months to go

    In many ways it doesn't look like much has changed on site over recent weeks, but that doesn't mean anything...
  • 01-10-2020
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    All One

    Work has continued a pace over the last few days. One of the most significant steps forward was the breakthrough...
  • 14-08-2020
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    West end… end

    This week we have said farewell to the old West End room as it is demolished to make way for...
  • 02-08-2020
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    Breakthrough

    As we head into week two of the building project the developers have moved from the 'soft strip' (taking up...
  • 29-07-2020
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    Work begins on site

    Today, Monday 20th, preparation of the site begins. The contractors, Ash, are at Greyfriars for their first day and are...
  • 20-07-2020
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    Project update evening

    With 4 days to go until work starts, we gathered online to share all the details of the project and...
  • 05-07-2020
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    Redevelopment begins this month

    After 20 years of praying, planning and preparing for redeveloping the site at Greyfriars, we are really excited that work...
  • 05-07-2020
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    Work goes on

    Our world may have changed dramatically over the last few months, but the vision that lies behind the Redevelopment project...
  • 16-06-2020
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