Slough Means Business

Through creative partnerships, engaging businesses and an innovative forward thinking approach, Slough is driving an upward investment trajectory

The most productive place in the UK.

Slough has the highest concentration of global corporate headquarters outside London.

Over £1.5bn invested.

Slough is becoming even more attractive with new public spaces, retail, leisure, homes and creative workplaces.

The Council-led Heart of Slough initiative has brought together regeneration projects amounting to
more than £1bn
to transform the town centre.

Innovative Partnerships

Innovative partnerships with private developers are also driving forward the Council's ambitions.

Slough Urban Renewal is a partnership with Morgan Sindall to create iconic buildings, open space, improve schools and provide new homes and leisure facilities while also supporting local companies, developing skills and providing training.

Forward thinking

Innovation around governance and decision making has enabled Slough’s response to wider Thames Valley opportunities to be swift and developed in a consensual manner, maximising benefits. Examples include the government’s industrial strategy, the Western Rail Link to Heathrow, and Heathrow expansion.

The Council has also acted dynamically in helping to bring forward cross sector development opportunities within the town:


Heathrow Expansion

Bringing the third runway into Slough.

Infrastructure

New schools, including one in the old Town Hall; a football stadium; leisure and cultural facilities.

Town Regeneration

Shopping development with Catalyst Capital which will transform the town centre.

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Environment

Major improvements to parks and the wider environment.

Connectivity

Crossrail is coming to Slough in 2019 linking us to the City in just 40 minutes.

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Ice Arena

Slough's new ice arena launches in April. Rebuilt from the ground up it includes a climbing wall and a gym.

Arbour Park

The town's brand new community sports stadium has already hosted an FA Cup match as home of the borough's football club.

Leisure Facillities

A brand new centre opening in 2019 with swimming pool, studios, gym and more.

The Curve

An award-winning £22m cultural hub housing a 280-seat performance space, areas for exhibitions and meetings, a library, and registrar services.

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The Future Works

a three-phase office development on the old bus station site, with phase 1 completing imminently.

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The Porter Building

a 115,000 sq ft development that completed in Q3 2017 now 80% let or under oer.

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Marriott Development

a dual residence Moxy and Residence Inn branded hotel.

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TVU

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Plans for the £500m regeneration project are being led by the Council

Horlicks

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More than 750 new homes are set to be built on this historical site. Converting the 110-year-old building into apartments and family housing.

Akzo Nobel

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The authority is also planning to build 1,000-1,400 homes on the nearby Akzo Nobel site in the town centre.

Langley Business Park

Plans for the £500m regeneration project are being led by the Council

Stakeholder Engagement

The Council is thinking long-term too: its 'Protecting the Future' initiative recently brought together over 120 stakeholders to discuss health, homes, community safety, public realm and transportation, with views assisting the Council in developing a strategy for improving Slough over the next 22 years.

'Walking the manor' with stakeholders as part of the 'clean, safe and vibrant' campaign aims to ensure improving quality of life, with a follow up planned soon to measure progress.

Perceptions of Slough are improving, with Glassdoor naming it the best place to work in the UK.

With a £9bn economy, the 2nd highest start-up rate in the UK, a ranking of 8th in Europe for business friendliness and the 2019 arrival of Crossrail set to improve the town’s prospects further,
Slough is a vibrant place with a bright future.