Horlicks Berkeley Group

Slough Borough Council has given Berkeley Group the thumbs up on the redevelopment of the former Horlicks Factory – a scheme which plays a major role in the regeneration of the town.

The announcement comes after Berkeley agreed to stump up £5.25m to the council to aid further development across the town, which includes over £2m towards infrastructure and £2m towards education provisions. Berkeley will be discussing the scheme at our West London Development Conference.

The Horlicks redevelopment, which will retain the unique and historic elements of the former factory, will see the firm build 1,300 new homes – which includes 325 affordable properties. They’re also planning a pedestrian and cycle link providing a quicker route to the town centre.

In terms of retained features Berkeley plans propose restoring the factory building, chimney and clock tower, whilst moving the Grade II listed War Memorial.

The £5.25m contributed by Berkeley Group will go towards the following:

  • £2.1m towards infrastructure including road improvements, public transport and electric vehicle charging hubs
  • £2m towards education facilities
  • £490k to improve local parks
  • £500k towards training and employment initiatives

Deana Everingham, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at Berkeley Homes, said: “Slough Borough Council is driving an ambitious regeneration programme and we look forward to collaborating with them and local residents to shape a fantastic new neighbourhood and help Slough deliver their vision. Our focus is on placemaking, not just housebuilding. We are delighted to have this opportunity to transform such an iconic building with years of heritage, into a vibrant new community.”

Josie Wragg, Chief Executive of Slough Borough Council, said: “The regeneration of the town centre area is gathering pace and we are excited for this development and the future of the whole area. The 106 contributions that Berkeley are making will help make significant improvements to our local infrastructure.”

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