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Maidenhead £100m revamp and town square announced

Maidenhead's square plans Image copyright Rbwm
Image caption Plans include 250 apartments, three office buildings, a heritage centre, art gallery, and car park

Plans for a £100m development and a new town square in the centre of Maidenhead have been announced.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead wants to redevelop the area around York Road and the Civic Centre to create flats, offices and parking.

The council said the eight-part scheme would create a "prestigious address" and a "much-desired" civic square with community facilities.

The scheme will be discussed by the authority's cabinet on Thursday.

Councillors will be asked to agree an £800,000 budget to move the project forward and to appoint a development management company and joint venture partner.

Work is also due to begin on the redevelopment of the Chapel Arches area of the town, where shops, restaurants, offices and hundreds of apartments are planned.

Planning permission has also been granted to improve the town's waterways.

Planning councillor Michael-John Saunders said: "We are conscious that the York Road opportunity area is a valuable part of the regeneration jigsaw and must be handled with both imagination and extreme diligence.

"Not only will we see a start very soon on the Chapel Arches and waterways schemes, but we have seen exciting plans from the London and Aberdeen Group for the Broadway Triangle area."

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