Slough Borough Council and Berkeley Homes have celebrated a key early milestone in the ambitious regeneration of the historic Horlicks Factory.
Berkeley is transforming the 12 acre brownfield site into a new community featuring up to 1,300 homes, including 325 affordable homes, plus new high quality public open spaces and gardens, with a new community square at Clocktower Place to include a nursery and a café.
The landscape led masterplan will create a measurable net biodiversity gain, which means there will be a more valuable natural environment once works are complete that can support more life.
Extensive renovations works will include restoring the iconic factory building, replacing the signature red lettering and returning the 47 metre chimney and clock tower to their original grandeur.
Josie Wragg, Chief Executive of Slough Borough Council said: "Horlicks Quarter is a pivotal part of our regeneration vision of the whole town centre area and we are delighted with the progress achieved by Berkeley to date.
"This superb new development will not only deliver much needed private and affordable housing, but also public green spaces, biodiversity and community facilities, key elements of our vision to create a sustainable new neighbourhood."
Rob Perrins, Chief Executive, Berkeley Group commented: "We are delighted to be working with Slough Borough Council to restore the site's iconic buildings and deliver the high quality homes and open spaces local people need.
"The Council is driving forward the wider regeneration of the town centre and we are very proud to be bringing their ambitious vision to life at the Horlicks Quarter."