Broad Street Mall

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Broad Street Mall
Location Reading, Berkshire, UK
Opening date 1971
Developer Moorgarth
Management Graham Mountford
Owner Inception Reading SARL (2015)[1]
No. of stores and services 77
No. of anchor tenants Wilko, New Look & TK Maxx
Total retail floor area 475,902 ft2
No. of floors Two
Parking 720 total spaces
18 disabled bays

Broad Street Mall is a large indoor shopping mall located in central Reading, England. There is a large multi-storey car park with direct access to the first floor of the Mall. It is close to The Hexagon theatre and the offices of Reading Borough Council.


Plans for the mall were made by the Reading Borough Council in 1956, however it took more than a decade to find a suitable site and buy it.[2] The mall was originally known as the Butts Centre, and was named after the adjacent St Mary's Butts. The current name relates to Reading's principal pedestrian shopping street, Broad Street, and the mall is situated at the west end of the street. It was opened in 1971. The mall was purchased by Doughty Hanson & Co in June 2001 and sold in March 2004.[3] During this period they implemented a business strategy to update and refurbish the mall to modern standards.[4] During this time footfall increased 50% and net operating profits increased 38%.[5]


Broad Street Mall across the crossroads, showing bow and arrow symbols on fence.
The cark park from above The Hexagon

Below are just a few of the many stores,
As of November 2014 ;
99p Stores, Argos, F. Hinds, Morrisons, New Look, Poundworld, Superdrug, TK Maxx, Wilkinson.

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There are public toilets and an NHS walk-in health centre.[6]

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Coordinates: 51°27′17″N 0°58′34″W / 51.454719°N 0.976174°W / 51.454719; -0.976174