Three new streets to be unveiled in Slough

Developments  |  22 June 2018

Councillor Mohammed Nazir, cabinet member for corporate finance and housing, visited the Pendeen Court site in Cippenham, where the newly created Shanklin Court and five new flats will be situated.  

Previously the location was home to a garage and a store, which was demolished to make way for the properties earlier this year.

The two other street names are Denbigh Close, which will be located on Fox Road in Langley along with six new semi-detached homes; and Marlow Mews, opposite Mansell Close in Wexham, where four new semi-detached homes will be built. Both sites will feature parking for the residents and were originally redeveloped from old garage sites.

Three new streets to be unveiled in Slough

In 2016, the council identified 25 small development sites to be used for building new, and extending existing, council homes.

In January 2017, work started on four sites in Wexham and in August 2017 on an additional six sites in Britwell and Northborough.

Phase three is now well underway and will see redundant garages, vacant plots and an old doctors’ surgery developed into 25 new homes. The houses will be a mixture of permanent and temporary accommodation, wheelchair accessible bungalows and semi-detached houses.

The homes are set to be completed by Spring 2019 and ready for tenants to move into over the summer.

Following on from phase three’s creation of 25 homes and three new streets, phase four is set to be an even more ambitious project, creating more than 30 homes and potentially more new streets.

Phase one saw five homes built, and in phase two 16 homes were created. In total, more than 130 new properties will be built.

The new developments are being undertaken by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd, which is driving regeneration across the town including in leisure, housing, community and school buildings.

Councillor Mohammed Nazir, cabinet member for housing, said: “The six small sites and three new streets, in addition to the six in phase two and the four in phase one, are the reality of our strategy to utilise small plots of land – garages, derelict properties and infill – to provide desperately needed, quality council homes for the people of our town.

“With more than 130 new properties being built just in these small sites, alongside ones in SUR’s new developments, we will be offering even more people access to decent quality affordable homes.”

He added: “I am really pleased this set of small sites also includes temporary accommodation, as this shows our commitment to the £18million set aside in our budget in the coming year for this type of the most needed housing.”

Andy Howell, general manager at Slough Urban Renewal, said: “We are delighted that by working in partnership with the council, we are able to make a real difference to the people of Slough, providing much needed new homes for local people.

“SUR has been working hard to bring these challenging sites forward and it is very satisfying to see phase three going from strength to strength.

“By transforming various small sites, we are improving local communities and contributing to the council’s demand for housing which will benefit all.”