Development Site

The site, with a surface area of 0.13 hectares, lies to the north of the town centre and the A4 Bath Road in Maidenhead. This site is adjacent to Maidenhead Mosque and for a number of years the land has provided office space and parking for The Citizens Advice Bureau. Immediately to the east of the site is the York Stream, a tributary of the River Thames. Planning Consent has recently been granted to upgrade the watercourse to provide a navigable waterway linking the Thames to Maidenhead Town Centre.

 

On the far side of the stream is the concrete frame of a 1980s two storey office building, formally occupied by Nortel. The building I underdoing refurbishment for office use. To the west of the site is the Magnet Leisure Centre providing a swimming pool, gymnasium and sports facilities for the town and a Bowling Alley. A public car park surrounds these leisure facilities. On the northern boundary of the site is Kingdom Hall, a centre of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses Church and to the sound the ‘Ivy Club,’ a single storey complex housing a private social club.

 

The site is located on Holmanleaze, a cul-de-sac that spurs off Cookham Road to provide access to housing, the leisure centre and leisure centre car park, the Mosque, the Ivy Club and other miscellaneous facilities. It is within 100 metres of the Town Centre Mill Meadow multi storey car park, which can be reached via a pedestrian footbridge over the A4 Bath Road.

 

The old Citizens Advice Bureau has been acquired by the Islamic Trust is the development site for the Islamic Centre project.