Station Quarter, a landmark 135,000sqft NIA workplace development adjacent to Slough Station, has been granted planning permission by Slough Borough Council.
On behalf of Aberdeen Standard Investments and Exton Estates, Darling Associates successfully achieved consent for the HQ office building at the council’s first ‘virtual’ planning committee meeting, subject to legal agreements.
As part of the dynamic emerging commercial context around Slough Station on Brunel Way, the 8-storey development will offer Slough a vibrant streetscape by providing active frontage with cafes/restaurants and a dynamic public realm. Pedestrian routes wrapping around the neighbouring bus station and Stoke Road with high quality landscaping, public seating and a green wall.
The striking architectural design response and high-quality architectural façade treatment will provide an eye-catching welcome to visitors arriving in Slough by rail, with an elegant bronze feature framing the main entrance. Internally, Station Quarter offers highly flexible 22,000 sqft NIA floorplates and 118 associated car parking spaces. The office accommodation wraps around a central atrium space which provides vertical circulation, linking through to amenity and terraces on the upper floor levels.
Alastair Roberts, Director at Darling Associates, comments “It is a particularly exciting time to be involved with the development of Slough’s flourishing office market, and Station Quarter sets a high standard for contemporary office design in the heart of one of the UK’s most culturally diverse and commercially successful towns, with hugely desirable transport connectivity.”