Councillors have been recommended to approve a refurbishment of the remaining AkzoNobel building in Slough.

The paint manufacturer sold off 12.7-hectares in Wexham Road which Panattoni is developing into 1,000 flats and a flexible industrial scheme.

But AkzoNobel retained the Y-shaped part four, part five-storey Building 154 as an R&D centre and plans to extend it and add a four-storey plant to be known as the common utility building. It has 390 parking spaces.

Plans, drawn up by BAM Design, go before Slough Borough Council’s planning committee on October 14.

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