Slough MP Tan Dhesi, council leader Cllr James Swindlehurst and deputy Cllr Pavitar Mann were among dignitaries celebrating the opening of striking new gardens at Horlicks Quarter.

The town’s bigwigs joined Berkeley Homes’ directors Caroline McHardy and Deana Everingham and colleagues to unveil Aquifer Gardens, a landscaped area at the heart of the scheme, which will be open to the public.

The area, the first public amenity space to be opened at the development where 1,300 homes are being delivered, has communal gardens incorporating a central lawn with plants, shrubs and trees, as well as water features.

Horlicks Quarter’s Darjeeling House, Artesian House, and Aquifer House are on three sides of the gardens and some residents have already moved in. Savills is marketing properties on the scheme.

Caroline McHardy said: “The opening of Aquifer Gardens marks another major milestone in the creation of Horlicks Quarter.

“We were delighted to welcome our first residents into Darjeeling House in April, with over 65 apartments now occupied.

“Meanwhile, works continue with the restoration of iconic landmarks on the site such as the Clocktower and major refurbishment of the Horlicks factory building, with apartments now available for sale.

“We were thrilled that some of our key local councillors and residents were able to join us to mark this momentous occasion.”

Image (top): Cllr James Swindlehurst and Tan Dhesi MP (sixth and seventh from left) with councillors and Berkeley Homes representatives.

Further images in gallery below.

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