A second online consultation takes place on Tuesday (May 25) to discuss the proposals for the massive redevelopment of the Queensmere Observatory shopping centre in Slough.

The Slough Central scheme, being drawn up by British Land on behalf of the Abu Dabi Investment Authority, is likely to include 2,500 homes, 15,000 sq m of retail and public areas and 50,000 sq m of office space.

The team behind the plan reports that, after the first consultation with stakeholders and locals, there was:

  • General support for redevelopment
  • Enthusiasm for new retail and restaurants
  • A strong desire for an improved town centre
  • A desire for a town centre that is welcome to all
  • A sense of pride in the town and a desire that it provides opportunities for future generations
  • Pride in its blend of cultures

The team on the project includes:

  • Squire & Partners – architects
  • Gillespies – landscape architects
  • Gardiner & Theobald – project manager
  • Kanda Consulting – public engagement
  • Iceni Projects – planning consultants
  • WSP – transport consultants
  • Turley – townscape & heritage

Russell O’Hare, development director for the project, said: “The proposals for Slough Central seek to bring investment, community and activity to the heart of Slough town centre”.

“We are grateful for all of the feedback received from the community and key stakeholders to date and are keen to hear the views of local people on the updated proposals, which have been developed in response to the feedback received last year.”

The deadline for consultation feedback is June 13. 

The team is now planning to explain the scheme’s masterplan at online sessions on Tuesday, May 25 and Monday, June 7.

There will be sessions on public realm, connections and accessibility on Thursday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 8.

All sessions start at 6.30pm.

Visit https://www.sloughcentral.com/

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