Replacement for old Clas Ohlson store in town centre revealed in …
The old Clas Ohlson and Woolworths unit in 61-64 Broad Street, Reading. Credit: James Aldridge, Local Democracy Reporting Service
The store that will replace Clas Ohlson in Reading town centre has been revealed in the latest plans submitted in the town this week.
Sports Direct is set to move over the street from its current premises at 90-93 Broad Street to the old Clas Ohlson unit, which has been closed since August last year.
Elsewhere, a plan has emerged to install wheelchair accessible lifts at one of the town’s train stations, and a grand house in East Reading could be converted into flats.
You can view each application by typing the reference in brackets into the council’s planning portal.
Plan for Sports Direct to occupy Clas Ohlson (230590)
Reading Chronicle: The plan for Sports Direct to occupy the former Clas Ohlson unit at 61-64 Broad Street, Reading. Credit: Cube
The owners of Sports Direct have applied to take over the former Clas Ohlson unit at 61-64 Broad Street.
Hoardings have recently gone up over the store, which has exposed old Woolworths lettering from when that store used to occupy the unit before closing in 2009.
Before Sports Direct can occupy it, the company has to get its advertising designs approved by the council.
The designs show branding for both Sports Direct and its subsidiary USC Clothing.
Tilehurst station lifts plan (230589)
Reading Chronicle: A CGI of the lifts design at Tilehurst train station. Credit: Dyer & Butler / VEDA
Recently, news broke that a planning application for disabled access lifts for Tilehurst station has been submitted.
However, at the time, planning documents were unable to view.
But the application has been validated, meaning designs for lifts can be seen.