Sunset at Kennet Island's 'Piazza'
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Kennet Island is a neighbourhood in Reading, Berkshire, England. It is being constructed on open fields in the nine years commencing in 2005 and is halfway between Reading town centre and the M4 motorway. It incorporated watercourses for aesthetics by engineering new channels for the canalised Kennet which has its catchment in rural south-west Berkshire and east Wiltshire.
Kennet Island's homes developed by St James' Homes, part of Berkeley Group and the first properties were sold early 2007. Plans included a traffic circle allowing easier access from the A33 dual-carriageway onto the estate itself. The Kennet Island development continued to be financially successful for Berkeley Group during the 2008 recession.
In café culture, shopping and small business services Kennet Island has The Piazza, a central square that includes water features. The area includes a gym, international chain hotel and Circle Hospital. Adjoining is a Nature Reserve and the Kennet Valley path.
In national politics this ward is part of Reading West (UK Parliament constituency).