18 Jun 2024

One Maidenhead official opening event

One Maidenhead, the first mixed-use build-to-rent (BtR) development outside of a city centre for Get Living, has now officially opened! We joined our partners Smedvig and Get Living, alongside the whole project team including Studio Egret West, Collado Collins, JJ Rhatigan, Circle, Elliott Wood Partnership and local artist Kirst Brookes, to celebrate.

Developed by HUB, in partnership with Smedvig, and designed by architect Studio Egret West, the new neighbourhood comprises 429 all-electric one to three bedroom homes with the option of fully-furnished, part-furnished or unfurnished apartments.

All four of the connected residential buildings have been completed ahead of schedule with the first residents moving into their new homes in May. Ahead of the launch, more than 330 people registered their interest in the scheme, with 22% of those already living in or local to Maidenhead.

Alongside the homes, residents benefit from 5,800 sq ft of interior amenity space, comprising an exclusive residents’ lounge, co-working space, gym and concierge as well as private roof terraces and circa. 40,000 sq of public realm in the form of Halcyon Gardens, a new publicly accessible green space that links through to the town centre.

A range of cafes, shops and restaurants also form part of the offering to residents and the wider community, with just under half of the commercial space currently in advanced negotiations.

The scheme has been designed and delivered with energy efficiency at front of mind. Extensive solar panels are located on the rooftops of the four buildings, with more than 10% of the energy for the site being supplied by on-site renewables and low carbon technologies. New ecological habitats have also been created, delivering a biodiversity net gain and visible urban greening.

One Maidenhead forms a key part of the market town’s wider regeneration, including the revitalisation of the Nicholson quarter – a £500m town centre redevelopment initiative, and the transformation of the once neglected town centre channels into accessible waterways for all to enjoy. The scheme is located adjacent to the town’s station, with direct access to London via the Elizabeth line and easy links out to Reading and the Berkshire countryside.