The transforming effect of the Elizabeth Line is shifting the centre of Slough towards the station.
The Porter Building, along with over 500,000 sq ft of new office and residential developments, is being delivered with a wealth of built-in amenities.
What’s more, it is creating new and vibrant public spaces. The central walkway allows for natural flow between the train station and The Curve (Slough’s newest architectural landmark), as well as the Observatory Shopping Centre.
THE PORTER BUILDING
Café / Restaurant
The Porter Building will host a 4,300 sq ft food retailer on the ground floor, spilling out onto the pavement opposite the station.
For occupiers and visitors to the building, the business lounge, accessed directly from the reception, will provide an informal meeting space at street level.
The development will deliver two office buildings, each offering food and beverage retailers on the ground level, as well landscaping of the public realm pathway between the station and The Curve.
The Curve is a new performance venue, library and café that provides the centre piece to the ‘Heart of Slough’, a £400m redevelopment plan for the town centre.
Slough Bus Station
Newly developed, the station provides yet another lively transport hub for the town.
Slough constantly attracts some of the world’s largest companies thanks it’s long established supply chain of well educated people from graduates to directors.
A working population that reaches far and wide.
With multiple forms of entry, including the M4, existing rail and the soon-to-arrive Elizabeth Line, Slough reaches a huge potential work force.
– 47,000 people within a 10-minute walk of the town centre
– 500,000 people within a 30-minute car drive of the town centre
Five universities on the doorstep.
The five universities that surround Slough constantly generate a young, enthusiastic and well educated work force for the town’s businesses.
– Imperial College London
– University of West London
– University of Reading
– Brunel University
– Royal Holloway University London
The world’s first ‘Wireless Gigabit Smart City.’
Dutch telecoms company ‘Angie’ chose Slough as the pilot location for their new, ultra-high-speed wireless network prior to rolling out to the rest of the UK in 2017/2018.
With wireless speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second available throughout the town, it’s no wonder Slough continues to attract global businesses.
The good life
From country pile to the C-Suite.
Just a short drive from Slough, you’ll find some of the finest places to live in the UK.
Windsor lies three miles to the south while heading northwards, you head into Buckinghamshire countryside, all of which provide desirable homes aplenty.
Slough works hard.
Slough has a £9 billion a year turnover and has one of the strongest economies in the UK.
Thanks to the high concentration of headquarter businesses, it was recently ranked as the 3rd most productive town in the country.
Slough is currently undergoing a massive £450 million redevelopment of the town centre.
Over 30 acres of public and private space are being, or have been, upgraded, including The Curve civic centre and the new bus station.