New halls of residence open at University of Reading

Childs Hall
Image caption Students will move into the new accommodation from October

New accommodation for up to 900 students in Reading has opened.

The £30m Childs Hall and Stenton Townhouses replace buildings dating from the 1960s at the University of Reading's Whiteknights campus.

Reading graduate Jonty Clarke, a member of Team GB's 2012 Olympic men's hockey team, officially opened the blocks.

A university spokesman said the rooms, available to new students in October, were "great, modern accommodation to meet rising student expectations".

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