A major redevelopment of Maidenhead’s town centre has been approved by the council, in the hope that it will regenerate the town along with new transport links.When complete, the £230 million project will provide 260,000 sq ft of space for offices, along with new units for retail businesses, restaurants and homes as part of a mixed use development realised by Ryger Maidenhead, through London & Aberdeen Group.Five new buildings will be created at the intersection between Broadway, Queen Street and King Street, and the plan is to finish the project in time for the arrival of Crossrail services in 2019. The 3.3 acre development has already been dubbed the Landing, and was designed by Studio Egret West and Allies & Morrison.A central space, which will known as Lantern Circus, will be an elegant display area for works of public art. A total of 225 central apartments with one, two or three bedrooms are set to be created as part of the project. In terms of retail space, 48,000 sq ft will be provided for this purpose.The plans were approved by the Royal Borough council on September 3rd. Local MP and home secretary Theresa May said: “This is an important step forward for the town centre and is a key part of the wider work going on to ensure a successful future for Maidenhead. We want to see more shops and businesses attracted to the town centre so that it can become a vibrant hub for the community, and so that we can continue to create jobs and support the local economy.”“This decision is a boost for Maidenhead, although it will be important to look at the detailed consent carefully when it comes up to make sure this development fits with the rest of the town centre and the town as a whole.”Work on the project is expected to begin next year.
Maidenhead town centre to get £230m facelift
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