Councillors have voted to approve British Land’s proposals for a massive regeneration of the Queensmere shopping centre in Slough.

Slough Borough Council’s planning committee voted the Slough Central scheme through, subject to successful completion of a s106 agreement, at its September 29 meeting.

British Land, which is development manager for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, is to develop the 4.82-hectare site for:

  • Up to 1,600 new homes
  • Up to 12,000 sq m of flexible town centre spaces for future shops, restaurants, community, leisure and education facilities
  • Up to 40,000 sq m of high-quality office space
  • Up to 3,750 sq m of ‘sui-generis’ uses -space for a potential cinema or live music venue

An area of public realm, will include:

  • A new town square
  • Reinstatement of historic routes
  • An urban park
  • A local square and landscaped community heart space
  • New green routes and connections across the site

Russell O’Hare, development director for British Land, said: “The decision by the planning committee is a key first step in creating a new heart for the town centre, with spaces for the whole community to enjoy.

“We’d like to thank everyone who’s engaged with us on the proposals to date – including local residents, community groups, councillors and officers – and helped us to reach this point.”

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