A £50 million upgrade in on the cards for Windsor Yards shopping centre.

The Royal Borough’s Windsor & Ascot development management committee will consider a scheme put forward by UREF LP to add offices, add an apart-hotel, flats, cinema, extend an existing Travelodge and multi-storey car park and add new public realm at its April 5 meeting.

Officers have recommended approval for the scheme which is set out across five areas of the existing 1.76-hectare shopping centre.

The application shows plans in the southern part of the site to replace some existing buildings in Bridgewater Way and replace them with a six-storey, 7,564 sq m office block and a 104-room apart hotel.

In the central residential area 24 homes above existing shops will be renovated and improved.

In the eastern part of the site a boutique cinema with four screens and a total 307 seats will be created above existing shops while eight new flats will be built above other retail units.

In the Travelodge section, the hotel will have a two-storey extension, adding 44 rooms, creating a new total 157.

And in the multi-storey car park area, two half-decks will be added and secure cycling introduced, leaving a net gain of 103 parking spaces and bringing the total to 855. The whole car park will be refurbished.

There will also be public realm improvements throughout and green roofs, new planting and bird boxes.

The team on the project included Carter Jonas on planning, tp bennett on architecture and Stantec on transport, air quality and landscaping.

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