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£250M MAIDENHEAD REGENERATION GETS GREEN LIGHT IN TIME FOR CROSSRAIL
3rd September 2015
A landmark £250m regeneration scheme for a key site in Maidenhead town centre was given the green light last night in a unanimous Council vote. The decision paves the way for over 600,000 sq ft (gross) of new offices, retail and homes to be delivered in the Thames Valley town in time for the arrival of Crossrail services in 2019.
‘The Landing’ was approved by councillors at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in a major step forward for a development just 100m from the future Crossrail station. The regeneration of the 3.3 acre ‘Broadway’ site in Maidenhead town centre is being brought forward by Ryger Maidenhead Ltd, through London & Aberdeen Group.
Designed by Studio Egret West and Allies & Morrison, The Landing aims to deliver a spectacular new gateway for the town, providing 260,000 sq ft (net) of Grade A office accommodation and setting a new high standard for major HQ office buildings in Maidenhead. The scheme also provides up to 225 new residential units of one, two and three bedrooms and 48,000 sq ft (net) of retail, set around an expansive central plaza.
Doug Higgins, Managing Director at London & Aberdeen Group, said: “This is a major step forward for Maidenhead and our vision will help reinvigorate the town centre and capitalise on Maidenhead’s status as a future Crossrail destination. The Landing will occupy a prime site between the station and high street and set a new standard for urban design in the Thames Valley, providing office accommodation suitable for major HQs, as well as homes and high-quality shops and restaurants.
“Local representatives have been at the heart of the design process for The Landing. The scheme has a clear role to play in helping Maidenhead maintain its place as a preeminent destination in the Thames Valley, creating a spectacular meeting place, new jobs, economic activity and a hub linking all parts of the town centre together.”
The completion of The Landing in 2019 will coincide with the commencement of Crossrail services in Maidenhead. The new services will cut journey times into central London to less than 40 minutes, with access to the City in less than 50 minutes.
The scheme is being brought forward by Ryger Maidenhead Ltd – a joint venture between London & Aberdeen Group and investors and long-term associates, Smedvig of Norway – which initiated the comprehensive development after acquiring the King’s Triangle site from ING RED in December 2013. The joint venture has developed the vision for the site in close partnership with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, following an architectural competition.
Outline planning permission has been granted subject to the completion of a Section 106 agreement.
Public Exhibition - Huge Success
13th October, 2014
Of the 128 feedback forms received at the exhibition and that have been sent through online to-date, the answers to the five tick-box questions show that:
Doug Higgins, managing director of London & Aberdeen said:
“We’re extremely pleased that more than 500 people came to view our plans for The Landing last week and delighted with the reaction from local residents so far. In the feedback submitted to date, more than 90 per cent of people have expressed their support for our proposals and it’s fantastic to see so many residents backing the transformation of this crucial site. Our aim is to create a new gateway for the town which Maidenhead can be proud of and we’ll be analysing the public’s comments in detail as we progress our plans.”