York Road
Countryside | Maidenhead Council
Architecture
 
York Road is a strategic town centre site in the City of Maidenhead.

Our initial brief was to support Countryside with the successful bid to become joint venture partners with the borough. We were subsequently instructed as masterplanners and architects for the detail design development of York Road - the first and most strategic of the four planned development phases, and which has been granted planning approval.

The masterplan seeks to establish an open ‘campus’ feel around a new library square to create a new cultural and residential quarter. As well as bringing green into the town centre, this will form part of a wider design approach to improve connectivity within the city centre and important waterway, creating a vital new neighbourhood for people to live, work and socialise.
 
Architecturally, the scheme draws on the existing, rich patina of red brick and rigour demonstrated in the special built heritage - ranging from the remaining legacy of the Victorian industrial age including Brunel’s celebrated engineering to the excellent, uncompromising Grade II listed library by ABK which forms an edge to the site and for which we were able to provide an appropriate setting.

This site played to our strength of designing in an historic setting - by really digging into and understanding the context we were able to create a sense of place, unique and fitting to this crucial area of Maidenhead
York Road is a strategic town centre site in the City of Maidenhead.

Our initial brief was to support Countryside with the successful bid to become joint venture partners with the borough. We were subsequently instructed as masterplanners and architects for the detail design development of York Road - the first and most strategic of the four planned development phases, and which has been granted planning approval.

The masterplan seeks to establish an open ‘campus’ feel around a new library square to create a new cultural and residential quarter. As well as bringing green into the town centre, this will form part of a wider design approach to improve connectivity within the city centre and important waterway, creating a vital new neighbourhood for people to live, work and socialise.
 
Architecturally, the scheme draws on the existing, rich patina of red brick and rigour demonstrated in the special built heritage - ranging from the remaining legacy of the Victorian industrial age including Brunel’s celebrated engineering to the excellent, uncompromising Grade II listed library by ABK which forms an edge to the site and for which we were able to provide an appropriate setting.

This site played to our strength of designing in an historic setting - by really digging into and understanding the context we were able to create a sense of place, unique and fitting to this crucial area of Maidenhead
 
 
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