The site is located on the south west edge of Theale village, in a semi-rural residential location, approximately 6 miles to the west of Reading town centre.
The land is situated between the A4 Bath Road to the south and The Green to the north, and Junction 12 of the M4 lies 1.5 miles to the east.
Theale Railway Station is less than 1 mile walk, providing direct train services to Reading (from 9 minutes) and London Paddington (from 40 minutes).
To the east is a predominantly residential area which leads to Theale High Street, whilst to the south is the A4. Further to the north is a designated Area of Special Landscape Importance and immediately to the west, beyond the A4 roundabout is the edge of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The roughly triangular site was formerly a mineral workings. The land has been disused since the 1990s, and the central part is now a lake. An area of vegetation is retained in the south eastern corner, covered by a Tree Preservation Order.
The total site area is approximately 8.5 hectares (21 acres).