02:17PM, Tuesday 24 May 2016
The final touches to the Kidwells Close redevelopment were unveiled by Maidenhead MP Theresa May on Friday, May 13.
The scheme, which has cost £23million, includes 204 new modern homes which replaced 84 original flats.
The home secretary said: “Maidenhead is a great place to live, and it will only get more popular in the years ahead as the town centre’s rejuvenation continues. This means we need more homes for the area, and I’m delighted the Kidwells Close redevelopment is now complete.”
Mick Sweeney, chief executive of housing group One Housing said: “It’s no surprise that people want to live in Maidenhead but this puts housing under pressure. I’m proud that we have built so many extra new homes.”
The original Kidwells Close was the first built by One Housing, then known as Toynbee Housing, in 1968.
It said it worked with residents on the redevelopment, which also includes a new community centre, children’s playground and public plaza that features a sculpture by David Annand.
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