First phase of Slough office development topped out

Vania Goncalves 9 Mar 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The first phase of an office development in Slough, England, has been topped out reaching its maximum height.

The office building is the first of a three-phase £160M development set to create 32,516 sq m of office space across three buildings and is a key part of the £450M Heart of Slough regeneration project.  

The Future Works will offer 9,290 sq m of office space and is located on a 2.4-acre site fronting Wellington Street and adjacent to the bus and train station, which will connect to the Elizabeth line in 2019.

It will include a double-height feature entrance foyer, flexible floorplates of up to 1,370 sq m, secure basement parking and shower and changing facilities. The building will also include two west-facing roof terraces on the top two floors.

Simon Hesketh, development director at U+I — the developer of the project, said: 
“We wanted to bring a first-class development to Slough to complement the wider regeneration of the town centre, including the new bus station and The Curve. The Future Works is already an exciting new feature on the Slough skyline and will create an impressive new gateway to the town. We are on target to complete the first phase of these high-quality new offices in Q1 2018.”

Designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, The Future Works was recently awarded a Platinum rating by WiredScore, an initiative backed by the mayor of London.

The office building will create 1,000 new jobs upon completion. The development, designed by Sheppard Robson, is being funded by AshbyCapital. Construction work is being carried out by Bowmer & Kirkland.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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