Planning granted for redevelopment of 1-3 Foundation Park

Planning granted for redevelopment of 1-3 Foundation Park

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Planning permission has been granted to redevelop three existing buildings on Foundation Park, Maidenhead, for client J.P Morgan Asset Management [JPMAM]. The approved scheme proposes three new, grade A modern office spaces to replace current outdated office buildings that are no longer fit for purpose.

Currently the business park comprises seven standalone office buildings within an expanse of car parking; the proposal provides the opportunity to re-imagine the park, creating an interconnected campus. Offering a wide range of amenity and shared pedestrian spaces within a green landscape.

Relocating the parking was a key design driver in the redevelopment. Parking spaces and vehicle access will be moved to the perimeter of the site, creating a new pedestrianised spine, along which the new office buildings will be located, creating a high quality and more unified business park.

Scott Brownrigg’s designs improve upon the current net lettable area and building efficiencies and provide the flexibility for a variety of floor plates to serve different tenancy sizes and types. Introducing a cycle repair shop, gym, café and other sports facilities puts wellbeing of users at centre of design.

“Foundation Park offers more than just a place to work. External amenities, bars, cafes and wellbeing facilities within the park respond to the evolving generational expectations of working culture.”

Harry Lewis, Architect

Buildings 1-3 are the latest chapter in JPMAM’s investment into the town’s local commercial property market. Their decision to buy the office park in November 2015 responded to the lack of commercial vacancies in Maidenhead and the demand for state-of-the-art office facilities.

“We are delighted to secure the consent which will complete the transformation of Foundation Park and further enhance its reputation as Maidenhead’s premier office destination. As with the recently completed Building 5 we intend to deliver a new type of product to the Thames Valley market, embracing new building technology, a variety of amenity offers and a high-quality public realm.”

Paul Harris, Vice President JPMAM

“Supporting our client’s vision for Foundation Park, every aspect of the design is a ‘user first’ approach, ultimately understanding that business parks must and will do more to attract top tenants.”

Nick Ridout, Director

1-3 Foundation Park follows Scott Brownrigg’s successful design of 5 Foundation Park, which recently completed.

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