We’re showing two pictures of the same building today. One is taken from Google Streetview, and the other is a photo taken by the Eye yesterday. As you can see from the second picture, the building is now empty; Make a Wish has gone. We don’t know what has happened to it, though its Facebook page says that it’s based in Reading. (You’ll be familiar with Make a Wish – to quote its website, “Inspired by the story of Chris Greicius, a young boy fighting leukaemia in the US, Make-A-Wish UK was formed to grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses in the UK “)
What we DO know about the building is that it’s now the subject of a planning application: “…approval for change of use of the building from offices (B1a) to residential (C3) to form 12 one bed flats with associated parking.” So more flats it’s likely to be. By the time the borough council redevelops the London Road Block, the A30 will have become ‘flat land’!