Slough Museum Trust has been given a rent-free space at SEGRO’s Slough Trading Estate.

SEGRO has provided the trust with a newly-refurbished, 3,864 sq ft unit at 72 Buckingham Avenue to store and exhibit thousands of items from its collection.

The trust wants to connect local communities with the town’s heritage.

James Craddock, Thames Valley managing director for SEGRO, said: “The celebration of our centenary year in 2020 reinforced the importance of Slough as the birthplace of SEGRO and our pivotal role as custodians of the trading estate.

“The trading estate has evolved immeasurably over its 100-year history, from a military vehicle depot to a vibrant, diverse business community. We are proud of Slough’s heritage and are pleased to host the Slough Museum Trust on the trading estate, enabling it to continue to tell the fascinating story of the town to future generations.”

SEGRO, which was founded in 1920 as the Slough Trading Company, owns and manages the 243-hectare site which was used originally as a First World War vehicle repair depot.

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