Berkshire’s new garden village: former veterinary hospital and army HQ will include 2,000 new homes, a school, shops and a community centre


Arborfield Green is a former barracks being turned into a new garden village, with more than 2,000 new homes, a school, neighbourhood centre, sports pitches and parks, shops and other community facilities.

The 115-year old garrison site near Wokingham in Berkshire started life as a veterinary hospital for horses injured in war and later became the regimental HQ of the Army’s Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

A listed stable block and water tower are among several original buildings being retained, while developers are building clusters of characterful new houses with architectural echoes of the past.

New bridleways and more than five kilometres of footpaths are being created across the development’s 96 acres.

Hilborn is the latest phase of 30 houses, with attractive brick detailing, clay tile roofs, bay windows and porches with wooden columns.

Prices from £390,000. Call Millgate Homes on 01344 753110.



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