Horlicks factory, slough, planning permission, horlicks regeneration

The former Horlicks factory has received planning permission and will now undergo a residential-led, mixed-use redevelopment in Slough, delivering up to 1,300 new homes

Sheppard Robson’s 4.95-hectare development creates a new heart in Slough, while contributing to the local economy and enhancing the area’s townscape and social offer.

Working in partnership with the developer Berkeley Homes and the landscape architect Bradley Murphy Design, the scheme is to deliver housing, including 25% affordable homes and an iconic destination where people will feel proud of their local area.

The design reveals and reconnects with natural assets, creating beautiful open ‘aquifer gardens’ and green streets for the community. These central neighbourhood gardens provide a variety of focussed spaces for community leisure and play.

The historic clocktower and chimney have been retained and rejuvenated, anchoring a new public square for community activity and rooting the scheme in its historic context.

A new mews street reinforces the industrial character of the site, referencing historic railway lines and creating an opportunity for new, high-quality family homes.

The development reinforces Slough as a destination to live and work, with its location on the proposed new Elizabeth Line, connecting with central London, Heathrow and the surrounding areas.

Anna Shapiro, associate partner at Sheppard Robson, said: “The scheme brings together a wide range of new homes in a way that supports the creation of an integrated neighbourhood, with a strong historical link to the Horlicks Factory grounds.

“We are excited for the development to materialise and become an iconic destination that Slough will be proud of.”

Caroline McHardy, land director at Berkeley Homes, said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to transform such an iconic building with years of heritage, into a vibrant new community.

“Slough Borough Council is driving an ambitious regeneration programme and we look forward to collaborating with them and local residents to shape a fantastic new neighbourhood and help Slough deliver their vision.”


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