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Demolition begins of building once described as 'Palm Beach of Maidenhead'

Demolition of a distinctive property known as the Showboat is underway to make way for 37 new flats.

Exclusive House, in Oldfield Road, had a distinctive art deco appearance.

A club in its heyday in the Thirties, it held swimming and cabaret events and was dubbed the Palm Beach of Maidenhead.

An attempt to list the building with Historic England failed and councillors on the Maidenhead Development Management Panel did not believe it should be deemed a local heritage asset.

A planning application by JSA Architects, Woodlands Park, was approved following a panel vote in June.

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