UK's first office-to-residential private rental development granted planning permission
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Essential Living has been given planning permission for the UK's first office-to-residential private rental development.
The developer received the green light for its redevelopment of the 14-storey Berkshire House office block in Maidenhead, Berkshire by a 10 to one majority by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
The 1960s tower will be transformed with an external design of a stainless steel mesh-like frame, wrapped around a glass and steel building in an egg-shaped expression.
Construction is due to begin early in 2014.
Martin Bellinger, chief operating officer at Essential Living, said: “We’re delighted to have received approval for our plans to re-develop such an iconic yet underutilised building in Maidenhead. Alongside the improved connectivity that Crossrail will bring, we intend for the development to act as a figurehead for the regeneration of the town centre, encouraging more people to live centrally and revitalizing the local community.”