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Published on August 17th, 2015 | by Luke Hardy

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Plans for cafe and events hub outside Reading Station

Plans have been submitted by the company behind the Station Hill development for a new café, bar and events hub outside of Reading Station.

Tentatively called The Biscuit Tin, the proposed development will act as a central hub for events and activity in Station Hill’s planned Temporary Events Space. The structure will operate as a café and bar to encourage people to explore the new area as well as acting as a stage for bands, a screen for movies and a venue for comedy nights.

As part of the Station Hill development, Sackville Developments hopes to establish a temporary events space which would become the largest outdoor events area in Central Reading. Possible uses for the space include open air theatre and concerts, ice rinks, market stalls, fairgrounds and sporting events.

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The Biscuit Tin would be open from Monday to Sunday and act as both a hub for events and a way of attracting visitors to the area. The design includes elevated and outdoor seating to draw the attention of people from Reading station.

Also included in the proposals are some planned events in and around The Biscuit Tin taking place from October this year. These include secret gigs, supper clubs, film screenings, Christmas markets, street food festivals and public art demonstrations.

If successful, The Biscuit Tin will operate for up to 10 years alongside the Temporary Events Space. Full details of the proposals are available online.

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