We got an early Christmas present! Reading Borough Council will get a second opportunity to bid for the Gaol. The Ministry of Justice has given the Council a period of exclusivity to prepare a new bid. The originally successful bidder, Artisan Real Estate, pulled out of purchasing the Gaol.
Our two Reading MPs Alok Sharma and Matt Rodda have been lobbying hard for us. This new opportunity must be largely down to them.
picture credit: Chris Forsey