Former Global radio station building to become a care home

The former home of 210FM / Heart in Reading is to be developed into an upmarket 66-bedroom care home.

LNT Care Developments acquired The Filberts, a 13,570 sq ft modern office building, in a £3.5 million property deal brokered by property consultancy Vail Williams.

The land and buildings are situated in The Chase off the A4 Bath Road.

Vail Williams Thames Valley region Partner Guy Parkes, based at The Thames Valley office, said: “This is a well-known property, just three miles from town, and is steeped in local radio history.

“Now it is to get a new lease of life as LNT Care Developments transforms the site into a 66-bedroom, three-storey care home offering 16 sq m bedrooms with fully en-suite wet room facilities.

“The premium specification for the home includes a cinema room, hairdressing salon, garden room, library and coffee shop – all to be set within landscaped gardens with approved parking facilities.”