THE ORACLE

READING

Located 37 miles outside London, just off the M4 motorway, Reading is surrounded by affluent commuter towns and villages. As the largest town in the UK with a population of 345,000*; it boasts a world renowned university and is the location of choice for 13 of the world’s top 30 brands including Pepsico, Microsoft, Cisco and Ericsson.

Best

place in the UK for first time buyers

(The Sunday Times April 2019)

4th

highest average wage in the UK

(Centre for Cities 2019)

No1

Retail destination in the Thames Valley

2nd

best place to live and work in the UK

(PWC.co.uk)

No2

highest number of businesses by population in the UK

(Centre for Cities)

No5

highest start-up rate in the UK

(livingreading.co.uk)

The opening of the Queen Elizabeth line by Crossrail Ltd in 2022 will allow Reading commuters to travel right through central London without having to change trains. The new railway will stretch more than 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west  to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east and  is expected to serve around 200 million people each year. 

*Source: macrotrends.net