Reaching new heights in Slough

10.03.17
We’re excited to announce that Brunel Place in Slough has a new name, a new website and has now ‘topped out’, reaching its maximum height. As part of the wider £450 million Heart of Slough regeneration project, the newly named Future Works is now a striking feature on the Slough skyline, creating an impressive new gateway to the town.

The Future Works is the first phase of a £160 million investment in Slough, forward funded by AshbyCapital. In total, the three phase office development, set within a new commercial quarter, will deliver three buildings and provide 350,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, rooftop gardens, restaurants, cafés and public spaces in one of the UK’s most culturally diverse, commercially successful and best-connected towns.

Complementing the wider regeneration of the town centre, including the new bus station and The Curve, The Future Works will also mark a new standard for office space in the Thames Valley. 

Designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, The Future Works has also been recently awarded a Platinum rating by WiredScore, an initiative backed by the Mayor of London, confirming the building as one of the best in the UK for connectivity. 

The development is expected to bolster Slough’s status as one of the most productive towns in the UK, add to a line-up of leading UK and international companies already located there and create over 1,000 jobs upon completion. To set the job-creation tone of the development, in 2015 we opened the Culture Café, a pop-up cafe on-site which aimed to support long-term unemployed local people back into work. A partnership with local social enterprise The Real Experience, participants have the opportunity to receive training in customer service, food and beverage preparation, the hospitality sector and life skills, whilst putting them into practice in a supportive environment. 

The three buildings, designed by Sheppard Robson, are situated on a 2.5-acre site fronting Wellington Street next to the bus station, the recently rejuvenated high street and adjacent to the train station which is set to welcome the Elizabeth Line in 2019. 

We are currently on target to complete the first phase of these high-quality new offices in Q1 2018 – just in time for Crossrail’s grand entrance.

You can find out more about The Future Works on the new website.