Heart of Slough
It's been ten years in the making, but finally details of the £400 million project to revamp Slough have been revealed. See one of the designs below and have your say.
It's become an iconic image as part of hit comedy series The Office. But after ten years of planning the Brunel Bus Station is set to see its last days with a £400 million regeneration project to revamp Slough.
See artists' impressions here:
Other plans include 1,500 new homes to be built in the town centre, a new hotel with restaurant quarter, and 34,000 square metres of new office space.
New library by St Ethelbert's Church
And here is the architect's impression of the new library we could possibly see next to St Ethelbert's Church - planned to become an iconic landmark and one that will replace the old library:
The public will get a chance to see the plans in detail at a public exhibition in the Queensmere Centre, Slough from Thursday 24 January to Saturday 26 January.
The new plans, headed up by Slough Borough Council and English Partnerships, also feature the removal of the existing roundabout on the A4 in order to free up land on which to build residential and commercial properties.
Cllr Dexter Smith with model of Heart Of Slough
English Partnerships are investing £13.5 million in the project. The partnership's area director David Ashworth says that the project "will bring real benefits to the community and make Slough a city ready for growth in the 21st Century".
He adds: "The provision of affordable homes, the regeneration of the town centre and the re-use of brownfield land are key elements of the project.
"The exciting architecture and the increase in civic pride, which we believe the project will engender, make these plans a real triumph."
Residents are invited to comment on the plans during and after the exhibition.
If planning consent is granted by the late summer then construction is planned begin in the spring of 2009. If approved the scheme is set to be completed by 2018.
last updated: 24/01/2008 at 15:39
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