Kennet House

Transforming a disused office building to create a high quality residential development.

Kennet House

Crest Nicholson



LOM worked with Crest Nicholson’s regeneration team, design team and planning consultants Foddy Consult to gain planning consent for the now completed transformation of a disused five storey office building in Reading, creating nine floors of residential accommodation.

Kennet House was a prominent 1960s office block on the waterside in central Reading which had fallen into disrepair and lay vacant. Crest Nicholson have extended and refurbished Kennet House as a high quality apartment building, providing 103 new homes for the community.

The conversion retains the existing concrete frame with a new external skin giving the building a new lease of life. Four additional storeys have been added, anchoring the prominent corner and creating apartments with great views across the River Kennet and beyond.

Kennet House - residential development in Reading by LOM architecture + design
LOM have brought their unique combination of design skill and commercial awareness to help Crest Nicholson regeneration create exceptional quality landmark schemes delivering outstanding commercial return.

Scott Black, Managing Director - Crest Regeneration Ltd

Kennet House - view from Kings Road - BEFORE Kennet House view from footpath - before

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