02:30PM, Friday 05 September 2014
An artist's impression has been released of an office development that will transform a previously 'Victorian' area of Windsor.
Neighbours living near the old Rank Hovis McDougall building Imperial House - off Alma Road - fought unsuccessfully through the courts to stop plans to build the 275,000 sq ft office development on the 4.6 acre site.
They took the action after permission for the plan was granted by an appeals inspector, against the wishes of Royal Borough councillors.
The site now belongs jointly to the National Farmers Union Mutual Assurance Company and developers Salmon Harvester Properties.
They have dubbed the site the Windsor Business Quarter and Imperial House has been demolished. But there is no starting date for redevelopment work to start yet.
Development director of Rorie Henderson said: "Our intention is to secure a pre-let and clearing the site has fast tracked that process for any potential tenant."
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.