8 March 2010
Residents and visitors to Slough are set to benefit from a major regeneration of the town’s centre. The ‘Heart of Slough’ project will revitalise the centre of Slough, providing a gateway to the town and creating new residential, retail, commercial, cultural and leisure facilities.
As part of the £450m project, Slough Borough Council has commissioned specialist consultants from WYG to design and deliver a £10m infrastructure package which will facilitate the development. This will include the replacement of a major existing roundabout on the A4 with a new signal controlled crossroads.
Richard Brown, Regional Director, WYG Engineering, said: “As an international consultant, we will be utilising a range of skills including detailed engineering design of highways; utilities assessment and design; drainage design; geotechnical survey and assessment; street lighting design; tender preparation and administration as well as site supervision.”
The Homes and Communities Agency has committed to providing £17m to the Heart of Slough, to enable the new infrastructure to be put in place and support new affordable homes. Transport around the town will be improved with a new crossroads replacing the Brunel roundabout and the subways will be replaced by pedestrian crossings - helping to create a natural and safe pathway from the railway and bus stations right into the town centre.
It is anticipated that the infrastructure works will be completed by October 2011.