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Welcome to the Slough Central website. Here you can find information about the proposals for the redevelopment of the Queensmere & Observatory Shopping Centres in Slough town centre.

Queensmere Outline Planning Application

The Queensmere Shopping Centre is the initial focus for redevelopment – we have now submitted an outline planning application for its redevelopment to Slough Borough Council, reference number: P/19689/000.

The planning application provides a masterplan for the demolition and redevelopment of the existing Queensmere Shopping Centre site. The plans aim to bring investment and activity back into the heart of Slough. This will be achieved by:

  • Delivering high-quality homes in a convenient, central location – contributing to meeting Slough’s identified housing needs
  • Reinforcing the existing High Street, providing new high-quality flexible space for shops and restaurants
  • Creating an improved town centre environment, with attractive new public spaces bringing people and activity throughout the day and evening, and improving safety
  • Providing high-quality and accessible routes through the town centre
  • Creating employment opportunities in construction and other fields, supporting a range of skill levels

The proposals have been informed by wide-reaching engagement and consultation with local stakeholders and the wider community – we are grateful to all those who have shared their thoughts, ideas and feedback to date. For further information on our pre-submission consultation activities and the feedback we received, please see our Statement of Community Involvement

The outline application submitted provides a framework for development of the site, which includes:

  • Up to 1,600 new homes – providing a mix of homes for private sale and rent
  • Up to c. 15,000 sq.m of flexible town centre spaces for future shops, restaurants, community, leisure & education facilities
  • Up to 40,000 sq.m of high-quality office space
  • Attractive public spaces, including:
    • A new Town Square
    • An urban park
    • A local square and landscaped community heart space
    • New green routes and connections

Please see the ‘Queensmere Planning Application’ page for further information and visit the ‘Useful information’ page for links to key planning documents.

Illustrative sketch of the new town square, one of four new public spaces

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If you have any questions about the project, please get in touch