Rooting for Reading: Station Hill developer plants the first trees of its green initiative

June 2022

The developer behind the transformative Station Hill development, Lincoln MGT, has planted six new trees across Reading in collaboration with Trees for Reading and Ethical Reading.

With four more trees still to come, this initiative is part of an effort to encourage increased biodiversity in the borough, and to further demonstrate Station Hill’s commitment to the environment and sustainability.

A variety of trees have been planted, with two sweet gums, one beech and three rowans joining the town’s existing urban greenery.

Station Hill is creating a new gateway into Reading, providing first-class office space, 1,300 private and affordable homes, and lifestyle-led space for retail, cafés and restaurants set within a new pedestrian connection between Reading Station and the town centre.

As part of Lincoln MGT’s wider commitment to the environment, the Station Hill development will also include close to two acres of new landscaped public realm, create a brand-new pocket park, construct a new link bridge over Gerrard Street and improve cycle highways to support sustainable multi-modal transport options around Reading.

Evan Reynolds, Senior Development Manager at Lincoln Property Company said:

“Our tree planting initiative demonstrates our commitment to making Reading a greener, healthier, and happier place to live for both existing and future residents of the borough.”

“Station Hill will positively transform Reading and we’re excited to be able to watch the trees grow.”

“We are now looking forward to planting the remaining four of our trees.”

Gurprit Singh, Director and Co-Founder at Ethical Reading said:

“We are thrilled to have Lincoln MGT contributing to the greening of Reading through this initiative. Global warming means urban canopy cover will become ever more precious and every additional tree in the town makes a big difference. Thank you to the whole project team for their wonderful support!”

Cllr Kathryn McCann, lead volunteer for Trees for Reading at Ethical Reading said:

“I knew that Lincoln had already committed to adding a large number of trees to the Station Hill site, so it was a lovely surprise when Evan approached me at our Community Forum event keen to discuss funding trees elsewhere around town, where they’re most needed. It has been a real pleasure to work with him and the team to make it happen.”

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