Reading’s riverside revival

Published:  01 November, 2016

Hammerson to revamp the Oracle’s Riverside leisure district

Hammerson has revealed new plans to deliver a £5.7m comprehensive upgrade of The Riverside, The Oracle’s dining and leisure destination. Central to the regeneration project will be a new 1,800-sq ft glass-fronted pavilion which has been pre-let to Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanais.

The regeneration project will be delivered in two phases. Phase One will deliver the new pavilion and reconfiguration of The Riverside’s terrace steps to create a larger public space for performances, kiosks and pop-ups. Phase Two will deliver the second tranche of public realm works, ensuring that the Oracle continues to attract London-standard retailers and restaurants and remains the destination of choice for family dining and entertainment.

Sarah Fox, head of restaurants and leisure at Hammerson said: “The Oracle has continued to successfully attract new and exciting brands to Reading. This next stage of development for the centre will help meet the demands of today’s discerning shopper, and by boosting the already vibrant dining and leisure offering it will only serve to entice other international brands.”


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