Winner Announced for RIBA Competition for a Major Mixed Use Development in the Town Centre of Maidenhead

Studio Egret West is today announced as the winner of the RIBA Competition (Royal Institute of British Architects) to be the masterplanner and lead architect for a mixed use development to reinvigorate a prominent site in Maidenhead Town Centre. Runners-up, Allies & Morrison, have also been chosen to do a major building within the scheme.

The new scheme will provide a mix of retail, commercial, offices and residential buildings with associated parking and a new public town plaza. The scheme will improve accessibility and links with the Nicholson Shopping Centre and car park, the High Street and the Maidenhead railway station (joining the Crossrail route from 2019). The scheme will complement Crossrail’s arrival by creating a stimulating and vibrant living and working environment, while raising the Town Centre’s profile as a new destination for shoppers, workers and residents and an attractive central meeting place.

Studio Egret West and Allies & Morrison were selected from a shortlist, which included Eric Parry Architects and Rick Mather Architects. The judging panel included representatives from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and RIBA Adviser, Sarah Williams.