Contemporary Waterside Apartments at Kennet Island, Reading
Reading's exciting residential and commercial quarter, Kennet Island, has launched Cygnet House, offering a mixture of superbly appointed 1 & 2 bedroom Apartments. Kennet Island offers the chance to become part of a thriving new community, with residents sharing the many benefits of: the FIT@KI residents' gym, the Island lounge licensed cafι, Hudsons convenience store and the Little Kingdom Childrens Daycare nursery. There is also the Greenwave bus running through Kennet Island to Reading town center.
Located just a short distance from Reading town centre and the M4, and adjacent to the Foudry Brook ecological corridor, the new phase of Waterside Apartments at Kennet Island offers offer contemporary living in a pleasant setting. Kennet Island is more than a place to live, it has proven to be a thriving community and a unique, vibrant destination. With a variety of layouts and elevations, all sharing superb attention to detail and exceptional St James specifications.
The properties at Kennet Island display the hallmarks of quality design and the high standard specification synonymous of St James.
Contemporary, well-planned interiors maximise light and the use of space, providing living environments that are as practical as they are desirable.
Below identifies some of the key features of Kennet Islands standard specification. *Please note: there will be some variations between 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Please see plots listed for specific details.*
Alno custom designed kitchens with push latch and soft closing doors*
Bosch integrated stainless steel A rated oven
Bosch integrated appliances: Induction hob, extractor and fried freezer
Bathrooms & Ensuites
Elegant white Roca sanitary ware
Vado chrome polished basin and bath mixer
Low profile white shower tray and designer screen
Chrome heated towel rail
Choice of colour options to tiled wall and floors*
White painted internal doors
Polished chrome lever handles
Tiled flooring to kitchen, bathroom and ensuite*
Carpet to hall, living / dining areas and bedrooms*
Wardrobe to master bedroom with high level shelf and hanging rail
Lighting, Electrical & Heating
Wiring for Sky+ to kitchen / living room
TV points to kitchen / living room and all bedrooms
Telephone points to kitchen / living room and master bedroom
100% Low energy chrome throughout
Automatic lighting to hall cupboard
Mechanical extract ventilation (MEV) to kitchen, bathroom and ensuite
Electric panel radiators with integral timers
Security & Safety
Multi point locking system to front doors
Audio / video entry system to apartments
Integrated recycling bin
Energy monitor SMART meter
*Choices and upgrades available dependant on stage of construction. Colour options are subject to time frames. If a property has not been reserved prior to fit out, a default option
Situated in the heart of Reading, The Oracle shopping centre offers a world of fashion, food and entertainment. With Top Brands and a unique riverside setting full of delicious restaurants and cafes along with the Vue cinema, there is close by entertainment.
Less than 5 minutes away by car Brunel Retail park includes many well known stores such as Next, Currys, Halfords and Laura Ashley.
Schools and education
Geoffrey Field Infant school
Whitley Park Junior school
Reading Girls School
Reading Boys Secondary school Rated outstanding by Ofsted
Kendrick School One of the top grammar schools in the country.
University of Reading Ranked as one of the UKs 20 most research intensive universities and in the top 200 Universities in the World.
- Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School (0.5 miles)
- John Madejski Academy - Secondary (0.7 miles)
- Reading Girls' School - Secondary (0.7 miles)
Kennet Island - Location Benefits & Transport Links
Living at Kennet Island, convenience comes as standard being just 2miles from the centre of town, which can be reached in just under 15 minutes using the Greenwave, Kennet Island bus service.
From Reading station, London Paddington is only 26 minutes away. There are also direct rail services to Oxford, Bristol, Birmingham and Southampton.
Excellent road connections from Kennet Island mean that junction 11 of the M4 is less that a mile and a half away via the A33. From here you can join the M25 at junction 15 to access the rest of the motorway network, or continue east via the M4 straight into London.
Distances are straight line measurements
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