Slough opportunity

Slough-based companies working in the construction industry are being offered the chance to get involved in both large and smaller scale regeneration projects across a wide range of sectors.

Slough Urban Renewal is holding a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at East Berkshire College’s campus at Langley College in Station Road, Slough.

Businesses can talk about work opportunities to SUR and its main contractors, Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure (MSCI) for mainly non-residential projects and Lovell Partnerships for residential schemes ranging from ten houses or fewer up to major developments of more than 250 new homes.

The first projects being undertaken by SUR and on-site now include The Curve, Arbour Park community sports facility on Stoke Road and Milestone, a residential scheme of 49 houses and 24 apartments on the site of the former Town Hall annex, Ledgers Road.

Future projects being delivered over the next couple of years include three primary school extensions, two major leisure schemes, a proposed hotel and a number of new residential projects including Wexham Green – 104 homes on Wexham Road where construction will begin in Summer 2016 – and smaller residential projects at Upton Road and Alpha Street.

SUR says it is hoping to grow its supply chain and is holding this event to meet local businesses that can supply construction, development and property maintenance related services.

Councillor Mohammed Nazir, Slough Borough Council business board member of SUR, said: “I would encourage local businesses to come to this event and find out how they can benefit from the progress being made in regenerating their town.”

Alastair Gourlay, Morgan Sindall Investments Limited Business Board member of SUR, said: “SUR has an exciting programme of new developments of all sizes to deliver and our aim is to contribute to creating more opportunity and greater prosperity for the town, its residents and the business community.

“As part of that commitment, we want to actively engage with local businesses to join the supply chain and we hope as many as possible will want to attend this event, hear more about what we are working on and get involved.”

Slough Urban Renewal is a joint venture between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Limited previously known as the Slough Regeneration Partnership.

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