Images of Studio Egret West’s contest-winning vision for the mixed-use redevelopment of a 19,000m2 chunk of Maidenhead town centre have been unveiled
The practice beat competition from Allies and Morrison, Eric Parry and Rick Mather to win the mixed-use project, after a competition that concluded in April this year. However Allies and Morrison has been appointed for the development’s main office building.
Dubbed ‘The Landing’, the scheme includes 208 new apartments, 30,650m2 of office space and 4,600m2 of retail, restaurant, cafe and bar space, in blocks of five to 13 storeys.
It will also have underground parking and a new public plaza, tentatively named ‘Lantern Circus’.
A recent public consultation meeting was told that an outline planning application for the development was expected to be submitted to Royal Borough of Winsdsor and Maidenhead planning officers next month.
The Landing is being developed by London & Aberdeen, Smedvig of Norway, and Ryger Maidenhead in partnership with the borough council.
London & Aberdeen managing director Doug Higgins said it would provide Maidenhead with a ‘landmark entrance’ that would allow it to capitalise on the arrival of Crossrail services to central London and beyond in 2019.
‘The Landing will deliver first-class new office space for blue chip firms and help to unlock a number of further development opportunities in the town,’ he said.
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