Reading Today

Offices could be converted

Police appeal for witnesses to road traffic collision


THE owning company of a building Station Road in Reading have applied to convert offices into seven apartments.

They would stretch across part of the ground floor and basement, and floors one to four.

The plan is split into two, with reference 230202 relating to the change of use from existing offices into flats, and reference 230203 being focused on the internal and external modificati­ons to the buildings.

A heritage statement has been submitted with the conversion plans as the buildings are Grade II listed.

They date back to 1903 and are noted on the Historic England website for having an “exuberant mixture of Baroque Art Nouveau and Flemish styles”.

For more details, log on to Reading Borough Council’s planning portal and search for applicatio­ns 230202 and 230203.

THAMES Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Tilehurst.

At around 3.20pm on Wednesday, April 12, a white Ford Transit van was involved in a collision with a blue Toyota Yaris at the junction of Tay Road and Dee Road.

The driver and two passengers in the Yaris were taken to hospital with minor injuries and have since been discharged.

The Ford Transit van did not stop at the scene and was later found abandoned in Test Close, where the driver fled.

Investigat­ing officer, Sergeant Matt Cadmore, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this collision to please get in touch.

“I am also appealing to anyone who may have seen the van and the van driver in Test Close to also contact us.

“If any motorists were in those areas around the time of the collision please check your dash-cam footage in case it may have captured something that could help our investigat­ion.

“You can make a report by calling 101 or via the Thames Valley Police website, quoting reference 4323015939­1.”

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