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  • 10%

    Energy provided by pv

  • 300

    staff housed

  • £9.4M

    Project value

Transforming offices for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead


  • Refurbished to CAT A specification
  • Green roof with photovoltaics to increase energy efficiency

Our team of refurbishment experts have transformed the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s main office called York House.

Housing 300 staff, the building had been extended and refurbished internally to a CAT A specification, with a contemporary and welcoming three-floor space.

The existing pitched roofs were removed and a new second-floor extension had been added. The building will be over clad with and the existing windows replaced, widened and lengthened to improve the visual impact and increase daylight into the building.


A green roof has been added to the building to provide an attractive view for the adjacent residential owners and PVs on the roof will provide 10% of the entire buildings energy demand. The project also includes significant hard and soft landscaping with 92 parking spaces, five of which are disabled spaces, and 30 cycle spaces being reconfigured.

With the regular changing of the guard at the nearby Windsor Castle and the restrictive road access, logistics and deliveries were carefully planned for specific times of the day to ensure we do not close or limit access to any of the surrounding roads.

A significant revenue income stream for the Council it is imperative the building meets with their requirements and we are working closely with their team to ensure their vision is realised. The project has transformed the existing building creating modern offices that look good and fit in with the surrounding environment.

Richard Poulter, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the mid-southern counties said

“We are delighted to be working with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, transforming its York House office into a modern working environment for many to enjoy.”