Brunel Place tops out

Brunel Place, U+I’s development in central Slough, has topped out and been renamed.

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 U+I’s £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 office space, rooftop gardens, restaurants, cafés and public spaces.

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 create over 1,000 jobs upon completion. It’s construction has included 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 high street and adjacent to the train station which is set to welcome the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) in 2019.

U+I say they are on target to complete the first phase in Q1 2018.

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