Reading is one of the most important commercial centres in Southern England. A number of major British companies have premises in the city, including BG Group, ING Direct, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec and Verizon Business. Various business parks border the city, including Thames Valley Park, Green Park Business Park and Arlington Business Park.
The city also offers a popular retail market, which plays host to various major names, including department chains such as John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Fraser. The city centre also hosts a street market and a bi-monthly farmer's market.
Its proximity to London has led to Reading growing into an important location within the nation's transport system. A number of major roads serve the city, including the M4 motorway, the A33, A327, A329, A4074 and the A4155. The city is also a major junction point for the railway, with the station having recently been developed at a cost of £850m. Railway lines include a direct link to both London Paddington and London Waterloo.
If you're looking for property in the Reading area, contact Pall Mall Estates on 020 8986 7221.