Media were shown around Berkeley Homes’ Horlicks Quarter last week in the latest update on the scheme for 1,300 homes in Slough.
The first residents have moved into parts of the former factory building where a gym, communal kitchen, games room and cinema are already in operation.
A temporary co-working area has been created which will be replaced by a new space, currently under construction in the building’s former clocktower.
The former factory building is being converted as two developments; the original 1908 section is named the Horlicks Factory while the 1930s/1940s addition is known as the Clocktower Collection and will house a rooftop garden behind the famous Horlicks sign which is a modern replacement for the original.
The original letters will be placed around the development at locations yet to be decided.
A nursery will operate at the eastern end of the building.
Immediately outside the grand entrance to the factory, the new Memorial Square, with its restored war memorial, is enclosed by The Warehouse, a building of 175 units, all operated by Sovereign Housing.
Of the completed sections, housing association Abri has acquired 51 of the 104 units in Aquifer House, one of three blocks surrounding Aquifer Gardens along with Darjeeling House and Artesian House.
Prices start from £280,000 for a studio flat. Buyers of some of the units can also buy parking spaces which cost £20,000 or £25,000 in secure undercroft car parks.
Berkeley Homes has reported sales from India and Hong Kong and buy-to-let investors have been achieving high rents, thanks to the site’s location close to London and Windsor.
A row of terraced homes is under construction to the south of the 12-acre site, to be known as Engineering Mews and Workshop Mews. These will have no gardens but, instead, have rooftop terraces.
A further row of terraced homes, with gardens, will be built to the north of the site.
Phase one, encompassing all the buildings currently under construction, is expected to be completed next year while the entire site is due for completion in 2028.
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