Final list of Golf Club developers unveiled
Published: Tuesday, 13th March 2018
The final list of potential partners to help create new homes and facilities as part of the Maidenhead Golf Club development has been revealed.
Having announced a shortlist of five developers in January 2018 the Royal Borough has now selected three potential preferred partners.
The developers are:
- Cala Homes - joint bid with Home Group
- Crest Nicholson
- Taylor Wimpey
The major project could see 2,000 homes, a primary and secondary school as well as health and community facilities worth hundreds of millions of pounds built on the site. Thirty percent of the new homes on the 132-acre site will be affordable.
Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the council, said: “This project will play a leading role in our ambition to create new homes as we build a borough for everyone.
“These are homes residents and workers will be able to buy and rent. We are offering buyers with a connection to the borough priority to help them get on the housing ladder.
“We will now look at which of these developers is best placed to help us deliver this major project to revitalise Maidenhead and deliver much-needed housing for future generations.”
A new primary and secondary school, primary healthcare facility as well as shops, sports and community spaces could be part of the development.
Councillors voted to approve the emerging masterplan for the golf club in October 2017.
It is expected a final developer will be selected in July 2018.
Cllr David Evans, cabinet member for Maidenhead regeneration and Maidenhead (inc. school improvement), said: “We are taking steps now to help make Maidenhead the best it can be.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a new community, enhancing community facilities that will be used for years to come and building homes.
“The Maidenhead Golf Club development will provide new amenities for future and current residents to enjoy.”
The 2,000 new homes will be within walking distance of the town centre and close to the train station through which the new Elizabeth line (Crossrail) will run from 2019.