Following the Nicholsons Community Planning Weekend in March, around 1,000 people from the local community attended the Nicholsons Community Update Exhibition to view and comment on the emerging proposals for the site. Please click here to view the exhibition boards in full and here to view the most recent broadsheet.
Artist's Impression of Brewery Square
In March this year we held a Community Planning Weekend to help shape the future regeneration of this important part of Maidenhead town centre, creating a sense of place and a destination for shoppers, residents, businesses and visitors.
Since March we have been working to develop the proposals and in October we invited the local community to the Nicholsons Community Update Exhibition to view the emerging proposals for the mixed use redevelopment of the shopping centre. The exhibition was a chance to view the emerging proposals and talk with our design team.
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.
A Community Planning Weekend was organised by JTP architects and Areli Real Estate on behalf of Tikehau Capital, the new owners of Nicholsons Shopping Centre.
Hands-on Planning workshop during the Community Planning Weekend, March 2019
Community Planning Weekend
The Nicholsons Shopping Centre Community Planning Weekend, which was held from Friday 22 March to Tuesday 26 March 2019, was a chance to share local knowledge and contribute to creating a new Vision through facilitated workshops, walkabouts and hands-on planning groups. Some 500-people attended over 2 days. Please click here to view the project broadsheet.
Report Back Presentation
After the public workshop days, the JTP-led team analysed and summarised the outcomes and drew up a Vision for The Nicholsons Centre, including an illustrative masterplan. This was presented back to the local community on Tuesday 26 March at St Mary’s Church Hall.
The design team will move forward to prepare a planning application, which it is anticipated will be submitted early in 2020.