The Moxy hotel in the heart of Slough is a step closer to completion with the distinctive vibrant pink sign taking pride of place atop the building.
Work on the development continued during the coronavirus pandemic and now scaffolding and the hoarding around the building site are being removed at the old library site revealing the brand new exterior of the Moxy Slough hotel, Residence Inn and apartments.
The focus now turns to fitting the interiors of the high quality apartments and the hotel rooms creating its unique style.
Cycas Hospitality, a specialist hotel management company, will be operating the two Marriott International hotels with a total of 244 rooms. The Moxy hotel will have 152 rooms short stay rooms while the Residence Inn will have 92 long stay studio rooms and one-bedroomed apartments. Whilst the 64 residential apartments will comprise of studio, one and two bedroom homes.
Philip Steiner has been employed as the general manager of Moxy Slough hotel and there will be dozens of employment opportunities for Slough people which will be advertised by Cycas Hospitality in the coming months.
Cllr James Swindlehurst, council leader and cabinet member for regeneration and strategy, said: “When it seemed all life stalled because of the global health emergency builders were allowed to work which saw the Moxy grow.
“It has been hidden behind scaffolding and hoardings which are being removed and the exterior of the building can be seen for the first time. You can’t miss the Moxy with the sign being visible from all around the borough and to people in trains at the station.”
“The internal fittings will now be going in apace which will lead to a unique hotel and residential development in the heart of the town and its move toward completion couldn’t be more timely in terms of the new local jobs which will shortly go out to recruitment.
“The council chose to involve itself with this development knowing it would be a long term asset to the town in terms of creating employment for our residents, adding much needed hotel capacity and delivering a secure revenue stream back to the council.
“The development also includes much needed new housing and we look forward to when the doors are opened to welcome the first customers and residents.”
Martin Dennis, the council’s Project Manager for Regeneration, said: “The new development along with new employment opportunities generated by the Moxy and Residence Inn hotels will ensure Slough continues to be an attractive and vibrant town where people choose to live work and stay
“This is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in the transformation of Slough town centre and the investment being shown by Slough Borough Council clearly shows projects such as these are the future.
“Further investment in the town will ensure it continues to grow and remain a town we and future generations can be rightly proud of.”
Andy Howell, SUR general manager, said: “It’s fantastic that during these difficult times we have been able to continue with the construction of this mixed use development. Seeing the building revealed is incredibly positive for 2021 when we hope it will provide new homes and a great place to stay.”
The project is currently ahead of schedule and is anticipated to be completed in January 2021.