Horlicks Factory Slough , UK
Sheppard Robson’s residential-led, mixed-use development in Slough reinvigorates the former Horlicks Factory site, drawing on industrial heritage and natural assets to create a community-focused, vibrant development that delivers up to 1,300 homes.
Working in partnership with the developer Berkeley Homes and the landscape architect Bradley Murphy Design, the scheme delivers high quality, housing—including 25% affordable homes—and creates an iconic destination where people will feel proud of their local area.
The 4.95-hectare development creates a new heart in Slough, while contributing to the local economy and enhancing the area’s townscape and social offer. The scheme reimagines the former Horlicks factory and undeveloped adjacent land to provide 1,300 homes, facilities, public realm and landscaping improvements.
The scheme builds on the site’s history by placing health and well-being at the centre of the masterplan. The design reveals and reconnects with natural assets, creating beautiful open ‘aquifer gardens’ and green streets for the community. These central neighbourhood gardens provide a variety of focussed spaces for community leisure and play.
The development includes new residents' facilities, located within the refurbished factory, such as a cafe, cinema and gym, as well as a residents' concierge facility with a parcel store. Additionally, a bespoke community nursery is located within the refurbished factory building.
Pedestrian-friendly residential streets and enhanced gateways into the site create new cycle links, from Slough centre through to surrounding neighbourhoods. Further, the development reinforces Slough as a world-class destination to live and work, with its location on the proposed new Elizabeth Line, connecting with central London, Heathrow and the surrounding areas.
Anna Shapiro, Associate Partner at Sheppard Robson, said: “The scheme brings together a wide range of new homes in a way that supports the creation of an integrated neighbourhood, with a strong historical link to the Horlicks Factory grounds. We are excited for the development to materialise and become an iconic destination that Slough will be proud of.”
Caroline McHardy, Land Director at Berkeley Homes, said: "We are delighted to have this opportunity to transform such an iconic building with years of heritage, into a vibrant new community. Slough Borough Council is driving an ambitious regeneration programme and we look forward to collaborating with them and local residents to shape a fantastic new neighbourhood and help Slough deliver their vision.”
- Berkeley Homes