CityBlock Student Accommodation, Reading

State-of-the-Art Student Accommodation

State-of-the-Art Student Accommodation

CityBlock, Berkshire House, Reading is a new purpose-built development of 145 state-of-the-art en-suite student flats and apartments in a great central location in the heart of the city of Reading. CityBlock is an award-winning developer of stylish, high-quality, secure accommodation in Durham, Lancaster and Reading, with 15 years' experience in the student accommodation sector.

Ultimate student living experience

Ultimate student living experience

Andy Thornton Ltd was invited by designers Whittam Cox Architects to pitch for the furnishings package for the stunning basement communal areas and was successful in securing an order for much of the furniture, for both the dining and lounge facilities. The result is the ultimate student living experience, with luxuriously furnished communal areas providing an excellent standard of living.

Bespoke dining tables

Bespoke dining tables

In the well-appointed communal kitchens and food preparation areas, we supplied a mix of large bespoke dining tables and high dining tables in steel frames with hardwood tops and 100 mm downstands. 

Mixture of seating

Mixture of seating

These were matched with a selection of School chairs, Sutherland benches and Paris bar stools.

SCHOOL SIDE CHAIRS

SUTHERLAND BENCHES

PARIS BAR STOOLS

School Bar Stools

School Bar Stools

In the main central communal area, we supplied more high dining tables with School bar stools and a selection of Belgrade coffee tables and deep-button upholstered cubes in a blue wool blend fabric. 

SCHOOL BAR STOOLS

BELGRADE COFFEE TABLES

Hippy lounge chairs

Hippy lounge chairs

Our hugely popular Hippy lounge chairs have also been used in the media room and lounge area. For the quiet study areas, we supplied bespoke tables with white laminate tops and Soho side chairs, which combine practicality with comfort.

HIPPY LOUNGE CHAIRS

SOHO SIDE CHAIRS

Mezzanine lounge area

Mezzanine lounge area

Finally, for the large mezzanine lounge area, eye-catching high-backed, deep-buttoned Duke lounge chairs in azure blue have been placed around patina teak coffee tables to create a comfortable chill-out area.

DUKE LOUNGE CHAIRS

PATINA TEAK COFFEE TABLES

Sold-out accommodation

Sold-out accommodation

Coupling CityBlock Reading’s perfect location, close to The University’s two main campuses on the doorstep of the city’s retail and nightlife hubs, with its stunning facilities and decor, it is no surprise that this student accommodation is so popular. Indeed, it is all but sold out for the next academic year.