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May 2021 Exhibition - Design

Height & massing

The Slough Central masterplan sets guidance for building heights across the site. Whilst the design is still evolving, the proposals include buildings ranging from 5 to 20 storeys.

To deliver a new and exciting neighbourhood, it will be necessary to increase building heights across the site. We have been working with the award-winning architects Squire & Partners to ensure that the masterplan carefully considers its impact on the neighbouring areas.

The proposals will include a blend of heights across the site, with taller buildings located in defined areas within the masterplan. The indicative approach to building heights is detailed below:

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Please note that the building heights shown are indicative at this stage. The masterplan will set maximum limits for future buildings. The final height and location of the buildings will be agreed at a later stage via detailed Reserved Matters planning applications.

Sensitive design

Slough Borough Council has set out it's aspirations for growth in Slough town centre which includes the delivery of a number of new homes. Slough Central therefore has an important role to play.

A number of steps have been taken in the masterplan to ensure that development is considerate of the existing sensitivities in the town centre.

  • Proposed building heights are restricted to 7 storeys on the High Street.
  • Proposed building heights step down towards The Curve to reflect the heritage and setting of St Ethelbert’s Church.
  • Taller elements are primarily located centrally within the site and towards Wellington Street to the north.

Embracing local heritage – illustrative view from the crossing on Wellington Street showing how the proposed buildings respond to St Ethelbert’s Church and The Curve

Detailed design

We want to ensure that our approach respects the history of Slough while acknowledging the changing character of a growing, modern town.

Therefore, the masterplan provides flexibility in the form of an outline planning application, to ensure that the proposals can respond to future requirements and demands.

The outline planning application will establish a set of design principles and rules that will guide future detailed planning applications on the site.

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