Property prices increasing rapidly as commuters flock to high-rise apartments.

An influx of people flocking to Reading town centre as a place to live has driven up property prices by almost 50 per cent, new data suggests.

Figures provided by Atlantis Property, which specialise in both commercial and residential property, show the average price in the RG1 postcode has risen by 49 per cent, from £187,945 in February 2010 to £279,432 in February 2015.