Maidenhead scheme gets go-ahead

THE LANDING

Planning permission has been granted by Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council for ‘The Landing’, a scheme comprising 424 high-quality homes, 56,300 ft² of office space and 36,600 ft² of retail, leisure and workspace and a new Garden square in central Maidenhead for developers HUB and Smedvig.

Located adjacent to the mainline rail station, The Landing proposes to create a second centre to this Berkshire town, being uniquely placed for direct links to London and providing much needed regeneration in this quarter of the town.

AKT II are working alongside Studio Egret West to develop the site, currently consisting of an incoherent mixture of low-quality, run-down structures, including warehouses, old Victorian terraces, and dilapidated office buildings. Following demolition, these will be replaced by a total of six new buildings, two commercial and three residential, ranging from 7 to 16 storeys in height. Greenery will be maximised through the integration of high-quality public realms at ground level, with roof terraces introduced at a higher level. The overall scheme is playful and civic minded, and promises a much needed improvement to the commercial and residential offering in the centre of Maidenhead.