Plans to increase town centre parking
Published: Monday, 18th June 2018
A new permanent 500-space car park is planned for Maidenhead as the council works to ensure residents, visitors and workers have easy access to the town centre during and after regeneration.
Proposals for the multi-storey car park at Vicus Way, off Stafferton Way, could supplement the town’s existing car parks, including the redevelopment of the Broadway Car Park planned for 2020.
A planning application for the Vicus Way car park is expected to be submitted by the end of June. Residents can learn more about the scheme at a public event on 21 June in the Nicholsons Shopping Centre – 26 Kings Walk Mall – opposite Tesco.
If plans are approved the new car park would open by January 2020.
Cllr David Evans, cabinet member for Maidenhead regeneration and Maidenhead, said: “We are really beginning to see Maidenhead regeneration progress. This new car park would be one of a number of projects providing the support infrastructure across the town.
“We have listened to residents and business and know that parking is one of their key priorities with regeneration and these plans for a 500-space car park will ease access residents, workers and visitors want in our town.
“I look forward to hearing what residents think at the public event where there will be a chance to see how these plans fit into our wider vision for regeneration in Maidenhead and our plans to build a borough for everyone.”
In addition to providing new capacity, the proposed car park will re-provide for the spaces that will be lost during the public realm improvements to the station approach adjacent to the train station. The new car park will also feature 25 spaces for blue badge holders and another 25 spaces allocated as child and parent spaces.
The redevelopment of the Broadway Car Park will more than double the amount of spaces on site is planned to take place upon completion of the new Vicus Way multi-storey, staggering work and ensuring there are always parking spaces available during regeneration works.