Pictured: Vision of Kings Triangle development in Maidenhead

Pictured: Vision of Kings Triangle development in Maidenhead

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Pictured: Vision of Kings Triangle development in Maidenhead

 

Bright, bustling and cosmopolitan - this is the latest vision of the radical £152m Kings Triangle plans in Maidenhead.

Developers are almost ready to submit a draft plan to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead later this summer and say these pictures could be a reality by Christmas 2015.

Tim Webb, development director of ING Real Estate Development, said: "These new pictures indicate the kind of high-quality materials and design we want to bring to Maidenhead.

"They show the layout of the new retail shopping area, new public open spaces, the direct, shop-lined, pedestrianised link into the Nicholson’s centre and the location of the new department store that will draw large numbers of shoppers into the town centre.

"We’ve also started showing the images to potential retailers who are getting more and more excited about moving to and doing business in Maidenhead town centre."

 


What the view might look like from the top of Broadway car park:

 

ING would ideally like to start work at the site, which is in the area bordered by Queen Street, King Street and Broadway, by Spring 2013.

Initial plans unveiled in March 2011 were criticised by some as not financially viable and even 'frighteningly bad' though largely supported it.

Changes have since been made to the blueprint following further engagement with residents and stakeholders.

This includes:

  • Reducing the height of buildings to give streets and open-space more light.
  • Set back and reduced the building heights on Queen Street to allow Kings Triangle to fit into Maidenhead town centre.
  • Create a shop-lined link to the Nicholson’s Centre which, along with the new network of streets and public spaces, will integrate Kings Triangle with the town centre.

A spokesman said there are likely to be further 'tweaks' before the draft is ready to be submitted.

 


The plans will include space for a department store:

 

 

 

 

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