PBA helped to secure a green light for a £250m regeneration scheme in Maidenhead town centre. Planning permission for The Landing was granted in September 2015 by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and was passed by unanimous council vote.
Designed by Studio Egret West and Allies & Morrison, The Landing will deliver a new gateway for the town, setting a new standard for major office buildings in Maidenhead. The project will also provide up to 225 new residential units of one, two and three bedrooms and 48,000 sq ft of retail opportunities. In addition, the development will house the highest building in Maidenhead and the public realm – Lantern Circus – will feature public art.
The development lays the foundation for over 600,000 sq ft of new offices, retail and homes to be delivered in the Thames Valley town in time for the arrival of Crossrail services in 2019. PBA supported Ryger Maidenhead Ltd, who worked through the London & Aberdeen Group, in gaining permissions for the regeneration of the 3.3 acre ‘Broadway’ site in Maidenhead.
The PBA team initially supported the client on their bid process to secure the scheme and then went on to provide multiple services including leading on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the scheme.
Given the scale of the development, its location and height against the current context of Maidenhead's skyline and building portfolio, the noise and vibration, air quality, ecology, ground conditions, socioeconomics, townscape and visual, water resources, archaeology and heritage and sustainability teams in PBA all had their own challenges to overcome to secure this scheme.