Regeneration Project - Peach Place

Peach Place Wokingham - Regeneration Project
Works started January 2017 and so much has happened already.

Over the years the Regeneration project have been working hard on the scheme incorporating local people's comments received during consultation. Following our initial consultations, they listened to Wokingham residents and have tailored the plans for Peach Place Plaza to reflect their comments:

You said:

  • Keep the Peach Street buildings – M&S, Haka & Redan
  • Retain Marks & Spencer business
  • Introduce a more varied roofline and detail
  • Consider car parking provision

Here are details of what the proposals include:

New Peach Place retail area

  • Create a much better frontage to Peach Street and replace 1960s arcade block
  • Retain the Redan, Haka and M&S buildings to create a more varied streetscape
  • Breakdown buildings into more varied blocks to reduce feel of one large building
  • Introduce more variety of roof styles to reflect existing buildings around town
  • Improve size and quality of shop units supporting boutique style shopping for our residents
  • Anchor stores to improve footfall and support retail circuits
  • New toilets for all to use

New public plaza

  • Lower buildings around the public square to create a smaller and intimate space
  • Quieter space away from cars with shops, cafes, planting and seating
  • Opportunities to extend market and specialist events in support of Market Place
  • New apartments over Peach Street retail to improve vibrancy, create natural security in the plaza and aid viability

Improved frontage onto Rose Street

  • Create new houses facing onto Rose Street to bring back the residential feel of this end of the road
  • Introduce more architectural detailing and references from existing buildings in the town centre
  • Replace the building frontage above the jewellers and opticians
  • Create improved linkage through to Waitrose and open up plaza so the pedestrian route is reinforced

For more information about the plans and how Peach place plaze will look once its complete please visit http://www.regenerationcompany.co.uk/the-proposal/peach-place

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