Theresa promotes Maidenhead rejuvenation at House of Commons event
- Dec 19, 2013
- Maidenhead town centre
Theresa May has outlined her vision for the future of Maidenhead town centre at a high-level House of Commons event promoting business and development opportunities in the town. The ‘Transforming Maidenhead’ event brought together businesses, developers and local government representatives to discuss plans to rejuvenate the town centre and attract new investment. The event – which took place in the House of Commons’ prestigious Churchill Room – was convened by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and the Partnership for the Rejuvenation of Maidenhead, and hosted by Theresa in her capacity as MP for Maidenhead.
In her speech to the event, Theresa highlighted Maidenhead’s unique advantages for businesses and noted the high proportion of technical, communication and IT industries located in the town. While accepting the advancement of out-of-town retail centres and internet shopping, Theresa stated that town centres had a vital role to play at the heart of the community as a centre for social, cultural and retail activities.
Commenting, Theresa said: “This was an important event to encourage London-based companies and others to invest in Maidenhead. It was great to welcome people to the House of Commons so they could hear about all the good work planned for the town. Maidenhead enjoys many advantages as a place to live and work. We want to make the most of this and ensure that the town centre is attracting new businesses and investment.”
“There are a number of exciting plans in progress to continue the rejuvenation of the town centre, along with the development of Crossrail. We have a very active business community who are working with the council and others to ensure that we have the right plans in place to take advantage of all that Maidenhead has to offer.”