Representatives from Berkeley Homes joined local dignitaries to formally open Memorial Square, a central feature of the Horlicks Quarter.

The ceremony, on July 19, involved two Berkeley Homes directors; managing director Elkie Russell and land and development director Caroline McHardy, along with Mayor of Slough Cllr Amjad Abbasi and special guests, Sir James Cunliffe William Horlick and Araminta Carson (nee Horlick), the grandchildren of Horlicks co-founder, Sir James Horlick I.

The carefuly landscaped space is now home to Grief, the restored Grade II listed war memorial commissioned by the Horlicks company in 1949.

Another feature of the square is the restored original Horlicks Factory doors.

Residents have already begun moving into the homes in the factory building. Facilities within it include a games room, gym, cinema room, dining room, and concierge office.

Next year a co-working space will open in the clocktower and a rooftop garden. Plans are also under way for an on-site café, day nursery and a central piazza for open-air community activities.

Caroline McHardy said: “Memorial Square stands as a defining landmark within Horlicks Quarter. We take immense pride in the remarkable transformation we have achieved with the Horlicks factory building and the war memorial, both meticulously restored to their former glory.

“It was a privilege to have the Mayor and Horlicks family join us to commemorate this significant milestone. Hearing their childhood stories and seeing their pride in the restoration of the building made us immensly proud of what we have delivered keeping both their legacy and the history of this site alive for Slough.

“We are thrilled to welcome the first residents to the Horlicks factory, witnessing them embark on their new lives in this iconic and historic building. Additionally, we are excited to announce that our first show home is now open, allowing anyone interested to experience the incredible lifestyle on offer.”          

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