Maidenhead Town Centre – Development

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Maidenhead Town Centre : Development

Architecture Design Competition in Kent, England, UK – architects

5 Mar 2014

Maidenhead Town Centre Redevelopment

Shortlist for Major Mixed Use Development in the Town Centre of Maidenhead

RIBA Competition for a Major Mixed Use Development in the Town Centre of Maidenhead

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on behalf of Ryger Maidenhead Ltd/The London & Aberdeen Group with their long term associates, Smedvig Eiendom AS of Norway are delighted to announce the shortlist for the design competition for a mixed use development to reinvigorate a prominent site in Maidenhead Town Centre.

The competition seeks an architectural practice that can bring imaginative thinking to build upon a high level strategic master plan, developed in conjunction with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and to produce a high quality, affordable scheme that sits comfortably within its context.

The new scheme will be a mix of retail, commercial, offices and residential buildings with associated underground parking and a new public town plaza. The scheme seeks to improve accessibility and links with the Nicholson Shopping Centre and car park, the High Street and the Maidenhead railway station (Western terminus of CrossRail 2019), which will create a stimulating and vibrant living and working environment whilst raising the Town Centre’s profile as a new destination for shoppers, workers and inhabitants and a new attractive central meeting place.

The competition received an excellent response and the shortlisted teams selected (in alphabetical order) are:

• Allies and Morrison
• Eric Parry Architects
• Rick Mather Architects
• Studio Egret West

Sarah Williams, S Williams Architects, acting as the RIBA Adviser and who has assisted developing the master plan with Ryger Maidenhead and RBWM over the last few months, commented: “We had some fantastic submissions and actually increased the number on the shortlist as it was such a difficult decision to make. We are really excited about our shortlist and believe we have chosen teams that are quite different in their approach. We are now looking forward to the next stage of the competition.”

Mr Douglas Higgins, Managing Director, London & Aberdeen Group said: “The 34 submissions were hugely encouraging and of an extremely high standard, illustrating the significance of this site and its future potential. All of the firms would have been capable of delivering a good scheme, but after a day of deliberation the judging panel decided on the most appropriate four architects. We are all confident that they will provide wonderfully creative, elegant and varied design solutions for the regeneration of this key site in Maidenhead.”

The shortlisted teams will now work on their design proposals and will be invited to present these to the judging panel in April 2014.

Maidenhead Town Centre Development Shortlist information from RIBA

5 Feb 2014

Maidenhead Town Centre Development

RIBA Competition for a Major Mixed Use Development in the Town Centre of Maidenhead

(To Reinvigorate the circa 5 acre site opposite, the soon to be upgraded, Crossrail Terminus)

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is delighted to announce the launch of a new invited design competition on behalf of Ryger Maidenhead Ltd/The London & Aberdeen Group with their long term associates, Smedvig Eiendom AS of Norway.

Maidenhead Town Centre

Expressions of interest are invited from architectural practices based in the UK to design a mixed use development to reinvigorate a prominent site in Maidenhead Town Centre. The client is seeking to appoint an architectural practice that can bring imaginative thinking to build upon a high level strategic master plan, developed in conjunction with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and to produce a high quality, affordable scheme that sits comfortably within its context.

The proposed circa £200m development (circa £100m building costs) comprises the demolition of existing buildings in the triangle site bounded by Broadway, King Street and Queen Street and the construction of a new high quality mixed-use scheme, on this 4.7 acre site which will revitalise the town centre. The site is at the southern gateway to the town centre and represents opportunities for a landmark design. The scheme is a mix of retail, commercial, offices and residential buildings with associated underground parking and a new public town plaza. It is envisaged that this central public area will have its own identity and will be designed to create a welcoming and exciting space, becoming the new meeting place in Maidenhead town centre.

The scheme seeks to improve accessibility and links with the Nicholson Shopping Centre and car park, the High Street and the Maidenhead railway station (Western terminus of CrossRail 2019), which will create a stimulating and vibrant living and working environment whilst raising the Town Centre’s profile as a new destination for shoppers, workers and inhabitants and a new attractive central meeting place.

Mr Bill Higgins, Chairman, London and Aberdeen said: ‘”There is now huge consensus and momentum with RBWM and the Partnership for the Rejuvenation of Maidenhead (PRoM) evolved from meetings and discussions and following on from the planning refusal of ING (the previous owners). We understand what is needed, as we live locally, and we have similar passion and vision to our local councillors, planners and we think most residents. Sharing this vision of our Local MP (Rt Hon Theresa May, The Home Secretary) and The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and their desire to reinvigorate Maidenhead and exceed its former glory is our aim, with best quality design and sensitivity to the needs of the locals.”

Expressions of interest (EOI) are sought from architectural practices including landscape/urban design services that are based in the UK. A minimum of three architectural practices will be shortlisted and invited to develop concept designs for the project and each practice will receive an honoraria payment of £7,000 +VAT.

For further details about the Broadway Triangle, Maidenhead competition and how to register please visit www.architecture.com/competitions and follow the link to Live Competitions. Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 2.00pm on Friday 21 February 2014.

Maidenhead Town Centre Design Competition

RIBA Competitions deliver exciting buildings and projects. They drive up quality, stimulate creativity and innovation and generate a range of options improving choice. RIBA Competitions is the Royal Institute of British Architect’s unit dedicated to organising architectural and other design-related competitions. For further details visit www.architecture.com/competitions

Ryger Maidenhead Ltd is the changed name of the ING subsidiary Company that was acquired by this group on 23rd December 2013. For further details visit www.higginslink.com and http://smedvig.no/eiendom/

Maidenhead Town Centre Development information from RIBA


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