Slough shortlisted for Thames Valley town of the year

Developments  |  23 March 2018

Slough is one of only three towns in the Thames Valley to be shortlisted for the town of the year award.

The award is part of the annual Thames Valley Property awards, run by The Business Magazine, which celebrates the best of business and property innovation in the region.

Slough is up against Bracknell and Oxford in the hotly contested category of Town / City of the year.

Slough is also represented in four other award categories including:

  • The Porter Building for In-town Office of the Year

  • Milestone for Residential Development of the Year

  • Shanly Homes for House builder of the Year

  • The Premier Inn for Development of the Year

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “I’m delighted Slough has been shortlisted for this prestigious award.

“This recognises the incredible investment that has been made, and continues to be made, in our town; the new homes and offices, the infrastructure improvements, the new and improved school buildings, The Curve, Arbour Park, the new and improved leisure facilities and open spaces and innovative and forward thinking partnerships.

“Slough is the youngest, most diverse and most productive place in the UK and, just last week, we were named the second most connected small city and the eighth most business-friendly small city in the whole of Europe.

“In October we were named best place to work in the UK by Glassdoor and with huge new developments coming on stream at the old TVU site, the town centre and Future Works and two major hotels on the old library site we are looking forward to improving our offer over the year ahead and to having an even more impressive future.

“Slough is a working town and the council and our partners are working hard together to ensure our future is bright for our residents and local businesses alike.”

The Porter Building is on Brunel Way, opposite the train station in the heart of Slough and is the first office building in the UK to be awarded gold certification from the International WELL Building Institute for its core and shell.

Milestone is Slough Urban Renewal’s first housing development; 73 homes, 100 percent owner occupied, 30 percent affordable on a disused council-owned site. Local buyers were prioritised over investors meeting a vision of the council providing new homes for local people.

Shanly Homes is the housebuilder responsible for the Trinity development on Windsor Road; 114 apartments across three curvy urban villas, all two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and parking on one of the town’s major gateways.