Members of Slough Borough Council and Berkeley Homes came together to celebrate the latest major milestone in the regeneration of the historic Horlicks Quarter.

The event culminated in the illumination of the iconic red Horlicks lettering on the top of the factory building.

With all the factory residents’ facilities now complete, councillors were given a tour of The Atrium, co-working studio and roof terrace.

The new atrium is the centerpiece of the refurbished factory where the removal of the core of the building enabled Berkeley to incorporate a full height space and allow daylight throughout. It features retained, exposed steelwork and the new walkways overlook an internal garden below.

The new co-working studio is in the top of the historic clock tower, accessed via the roof terrace gardens which offer panoramic views towards Windsor Castle.

Elkie Russell, managing director, Berkeley Oxford & Chiltern, said: “We are immensely proud of the remarkable transformation at Horlicks Quarter and within the restored factory itself. Many of the historic landmarks have now been restored to their former glory, including the war memorial, chimney and clock tower.

“Since its construction in 1908, the building was used for the manufacture of the Horlicks malted drink.  Following the closure of this much-loved local landmark building in 2018, and an extensive refurbishment, we were delighted to have recently welcomed our first residents within the building. Coming together to light the HORLICKS lettering on the rooftop represented a celebration of the start of the next chapter for the Horlicks Factory.”

Berkeley is transforming the 12-acre brownfield site into a mixed new community with up to 1,300 private and affordable homes, plus new public open spaces and gardens offering biodiversity enhancements, with a square at Clocktower Place featuring a new café which is set to open in June.

The red lettering of the famous ‘Horlicks’ sign at the top of the building were removed in 2020 for the first time in more than 100 years and replaced with new letters.

The original letters are currently on show along the temporary pedestrian and cycle link. See gallery below.

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