(There follows the text of a Press Release issued on June 8, 2015)
New “Centre of Excellence” Proposed for Maidenhead Bowls Club
Desborough Bowling Club is seeking to provide a fantastic new bowling facility in Maidenhead, close to the town centre, after the Management Committee of Desborough Bowling Club agreed proposed designs.
The proposal, which will involve relocating the bowls club from its current premises in York Road to a new, state-of-the-art building on Green Lane, has been met with great enthusiasm from all parties, particularly club members, who will be provided with facilities designed to international standards.
Roger Wyatt, General Secretary of Desborough Bowling Club, comments, “We are delighted with the proposed designs which would develop a new ‘international standard’ bowling facility at a new site in Maidenhead.
“Desborough Bowling Club has been located at its current site in York Road for 108 years, however, the proposed move is considered to be appropriate at this time to allow the club to expand and provide a much improved standard of facilities for its members and ensure that we can continue to grow and remain an important part of the local community.”
The proposed new scheme includes the provision of a purpose-built clubhouse and an eight rink indoor green, along with a six rink outdoor green and a much larger car park than the club has at present.
Kevin Scott, planning consultant, comments, “The Desborough Bowling Club will benefit greatly from the proposed scheme.
“The new facilities will provide a ‘centre of excellence’ for bowling within Maidenhead.
The new club has been designed to create the optimum site layout and allow the building to sit comfortably within its existing surroundings on Green Lane.
Jackie Spinks of CHQ Architects comments: “The clubhouse building, which contains the internal green, sits behind the outdoor green fronting York Stream to create an open vista. Its long elevation is set at a similar level to allow the stream area to continue as an open space.
“The building height over the indoor green has been kept to a minimum, reflecting the internal function, while the two-storey clubhouse area, which contains all the ancillary spaces, is very visually attractive.”
A public consultation will be undertaken on the proposals before moving forward with any subsequent planning application.
For those interested in obtaining more details of the proposed plans they will be available for viewing, at the Desborough Bowling Club, 36 York Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1SF, on Wednesday, 24th June between the hours of 3:00PM and 7:00Pm
For more information on the Desborough Bowling Club contact 01628 629403 or visit www.desboroughbc.co.uk.