BBS completes Maidenhead Town Centre & Train Station Revamp
As part of a Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) funded improvement works package for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, BBS has completed all three phases of the redevelopment of Maidenhead train station and town centre.
The Maidenhead regeneration project is a key transport infrastructure scheme, aiming to unlock investment and enhance pedestrian and cycle access as well as improving the public realm, accessibility and functionality of Maidenhead train station and town centre.
Working alongside main contractor VolkerHighways, our team has completed three phased work packages and delivered a range of bespoke granite in varying colours and finishes. Special large format radial tactile paving featuring a corduroy effect has been employed for outside of the main station. And to make the town centre more appealing, new buff coloured granite planters were installed.
VolkerHighways’ Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead team recently received a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, for its work on the borough’s Highway Management and Maintenance contract, and we are proud to have been a part of this impressive project.
Councillor Gerry Clark, cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, said: “I’m delighted to see this project come to fruition. It improves the interchange between trains and other forms of transport and creates better walking and cycling links between the station and the town centre for residents and visitors… It has made this area safer, more accessible and user-friendly, by prioritising pedestrians and those using sustainable modes of transport.”
Daron Mizen, project manager for VolkerHighways, said: “The team has worked hard to complete these important improvement works, as part of Maidenhead’s wider regeneration project. I am delighted that we are able to celebrate the official opening of the station forecourt today.”
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Stone usage notes:
- Red Ember granite paving was used throughout the main train station concours.
- Buff Sunrise granite paving and planters / seating blocks werre used within and around the train station / car park.
- A mixture of paving stones were used throughout the rest of the project. Silver-grey in both flamed and bush-hammered finish, mid grey, and green in flamed finish only.
- All granites used were China-courced, except the final phase of work on ‘King Street’ where BBS carried out a colour-match process to switch the specification over to Portugese granites.