Next step in regeneration plans announced

Published: Wednesday, 6th March 2019

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is delighted that the future of Nicholsons shopping centre has been secured with the announcement that Tikehau Capital has acquired the site.

A community planning weekend is being organised to give the local community the opportunity to help shape the future of the centre and contribute to shaping a new vision through facilitated workshops and hands-on planning groups. There will also be an exhibition explaining the background of the site and team members will be on hand to answer questions. Participation is on a drop-in basis and there is no need to pre-register – participants can stay for a short while, a few hours or for the whole event.

Residents, businesses and stakeholders are invited to attend the workshops and exhibition between Friday 22 March and Tuesday 26 March at the Nicholsons shopping centre.

The times are:

Friday 22 March, 1:45pm to 5:30pm

Saturday 23 March, 11:00am to 4:00pm

Workshops will take place in the former Argos unit and the exhibition will be held in the former Secrets unit opposite.

Councillor Simon Dudley, leader of the council and lead member for Maidenhead and Maidenhead regeneration, says: “I am delighted that Tikehau Capital have acquired the shopping centre and want to hear from those who use it about its future use.

“We held an information event last weekend about the changing face of Maidenhead and there were many questions about the future of the shopping centre.

“I would encourage people to attend these sessions and give their views as another part of the town is redeveloped. It is an exciting time for Maidenhead.”

The weekend is being organised by JTP architects and Areli Real Estate on behalf of Tikehau Capital, the new owners of Nicholsons Shopping Centre.

Areli partner Rob Tincknell said, “The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have demonstrated an impressive place-making strategy to improve Maidenhead town centre and boost its vibrancy and vitality. We are really excited to have the opportunity to play a part in helping to deliver those goals.”

There will be a session to report back following the workshops which will take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary's Close, 14 High Street, Maidenhead SL6 1YY on Tuesday 26 March 6:45pm to 8:30pm

It is anticipated that a planning application will be submitted in early 2020.

For more information please visit jtp.co.uk/projects/maidenhead or contact the Community Planning team at [email protected] or on 020 7017 1780.

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