Central Maidenhead is already looking
different thanks to the efforts of contractors who have started
work on the cinema/office block complex on Grenfell island. The
site has been an eyesore for years. See the initial announcement for details of the proposals.
The works involves excavating the island
area in preparation for the foundations of the new buildings. The
following pictures were taken in February 1999.
island, the area to be redeveloped. The building on the
right is occupied by Cincom. In the centre background you
can see the Jubilee Clock Tower. The new dual carriageway
will snake from the left to the right and then towards
painted building in the centre of the background was
occupied by Peakes. Old office blocks can be seen being
building centre left is The Bell public house. In summer
2000 the hole in the foreground will be a cinema complex.
Update: See the Grenfell Progress section for further details.