Cemetery Arch, Reading Cemetery – third sector bidding opportunity

Cemetery Arch, Reading Cemetery

Cemetery Arch, Reading Cemetery, London Road, Reading RG1 3AQ

Cemetery Arch is currently vacant and the Council has decided to dispose of the asset on a 125-year full repairing and insuring lease.

In accordance with the Third Sector Premises Policy Statement agreed on the 16 February 2016, voluntary sector organisations have a period of 8 weeks to submit a bid for the property. Bids should be for a 125-year FRI lease only. The Bidding deadline is noon on 5 October 2016.

Cemetery Arch lies at the junction of London Road and Wokingham Road. It is a two-storey, Grade II listed, Bath stone carriage arch. It is flanked by two lodges to form a Classical-style gateway, attributed to local architect William Brown (1842), as the entrance to Reading Cemetery. To the rear are more recent outbuildings (storage/WC and shower room) plus parking area.


The property is also being advertised on the open market by The Flatman Partnership, Reading. Full marketing particulars and open house viewing dates can be found on Rightmove.

For a Third Sector application form, guidance, scoring and accompanying information, please contact:

Irene Cameron, Team Leader Funding Services (irene.cameron@reading.gov.uk  or 0118 937 2387)

Marian McAndrew, Senior Valuer (marian.mcandrew@reading.gov.uk  or 0118 937 2762)