The Nicholsons Shopping Centre Community Planning Weekend, to be held from Friday 22 March to Tuesday 26 March 2019, will give the local community the opportunity to help shape the future mixed-use regeneration of this important part of the town centre. View the event flyer here.
The Maidenhead Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP), adopted in 2011, aims to revive the character of the town centre, creating a sense of place and a destination for shoppers, residents, businesses or visitors. It identifies “opportunities for new building, new streets and spaces, for improved shopping facilities and attracting new businesses, for creating new homes and providing social and cultural attractions as well as further improving the towns accessibility”.
The Nicholsons Shopping Centre is an important element of the town centre and its regeneration provides the opportunity for significant mixed-use redevelopment in line with the aspirations of the AAP.
The Community Planning Weekend is being organised by JTP architects and Areli Real Estate on behalf of Tikehau Capital, the new owners of Nicholsons Shopping Centre.
Community workshops and exhibition at Nicholsons Shopping Centre
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.
Report Back at St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary's Close, 14 High Street, Maidenhead SL6 1YY
Tuesday 26 March 6:45pm to 8:30pm
The Community Planning Weekend will be an opportunity for the community to share local knowledge 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.
Following the public workshop days, the JTP team will analyse and summarise the outcomes and draw up a Vision for Nicholsons Shopping Centre site, including an illustrative masterplan. This will be presented back to the local community on Tuesday 26 March at St Mary’s Church Hall.
Following the Community Planning Weekend, the design team will move forward to prepare a planning application for the site which it is anticipated will be submitted in early 2020.
For more information please contact the Community Planning team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0800 0126730.