GREEN LIGHT FOR ROYAL ELM PARK

Royal Elm Park, the £500M landmark development adjacent to Reading Football Club’s Madejski Stadium, has been approved by Reading Borough Conucil, subject to conditions. The development will deliver a world-class convention centre, hundreds of new homes, significant new public space, an exciting mix of high-quality retail, leisure and hotel space, all of which will be supported by a substantial investment in public transport for both match and non-match day visitors. The centrepiece of the 15.5ha scheme will be a new landmark 28,000sq m convention centre, intended to provide a powerful attraction for future inward investment.
The development will deliver a world-class convention centre, hundreds of new homes, significant new public space, an exciting mix of high-quality retail, leisure and hotel space.
Known as The International, the centre will play host to a wide range of events, concerts, conferences, leisure pursuits and community uses, and will become the largest dedicated conference venue in the south of England. With a capacity of 6,000, The International will enable Reading to compete on a world stage, enabling it to host larger events than ever before.