Plans for the redevelopment of Langley Business Centre, which include a massive data centre, have been unanimously approved by Slough Borough Council (SBC).

The outline application, submitted by Barton Willmore for Zurich Insurance (c/o Threadneedle Portfolio Services), is to demolish the current business centre and build a data centre of up to 93,000 sq m including offices and a substation.

In addition, there will be up to 9,650 sq m which includes a mix of up to 60 homes, up to 6,000 sq m of offices, an energy centre, plus various retail, pub and community uses for a separate plot on the site.

The whole 6.9-hectare site, close to Langley Railway Station, is designed to be let or sold to a single operator.

The scheme was approved at the September 9 meeting of SBC’s planning meeting which voted in favour by 8-0.

Barton Willmore issued a statement to stakeholders and those who contributed to the application afterwards.

Kate Greatrix on behalf of Columbia Threadneedle issued a statement to residents and those who contributed to the application, after the meeting, saying: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended our exhibitions – back in the days when we were allowed to meet face to face – and for all your comments and support.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the council to enable a development scheme on the Langley Business Centre site that the residents of Langley and Slough can be proud of.”

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