The Woodley Arms

Historic England has refused to list the Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street as a building of special architectural or historic interest.

Historic England gave these reasons for their decision :

The building dates to the 1970s and is of a period when particularly careful selection is required when considering designation.

The building is typical of its date and lacks the innovation and architectural quality in a national context to merit listing.

Although some original standard fixtures and fittings may survive, the building appears to have been subject to later alterations.

The decision notice has been placed on the Heritage Gateway as a record.

The 1970s pub, built at the same time as the Spring Gardens estate, is under threat of demolition. Developers would like to erect a block of 40 studio student apartments on the site. They have appealed to the Secretary of State against Reading Borough Council’s rejection of the planning application in March 2015. The outcome of this appeal is still awaited.


Links
  1. Heritage Gateway: Woodley Arms
  2. Developer appeals to government over Woodley Arms planning refusal
  3. Planning Application 150134
  4. Heritage Gateway