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First look inside Slough offices bringing ''a vibrant cool London design aesthetic''
21 December 2021

First look inside Slough offices bringing ''a vibrant cool London design aesthetic''

By Ashby Capital Ashby Capital

The offices are part of a huge redevelopment in Slough that has seen a huge area regenerated. The first pictures have been released of a 100,000 square foot office development in Slough which is part of a huge regeneration.

The Future Works development has been carried out since 2004 and now the first phase of the office development has been revealed. Designer MoreySmith has unveiled the new cafe and reception area of the development in Slough.

The architects have partnered with developer U+I - with the site including almost 100,000 sq ft of new office space.

The new 'contemporary' Lucy's Kitchen will operate as a cafe in the building for staff and the general public.

It has been completely redesigned to "bring a vibrant cool London design aesthetic to Slough" The area can also be used for working, with communal and private areas available. The reception area has been revamped with a collection of Alma pendants by Wästberg, above a new seating area.

Linda Morey-Burrows, Founder and Principal Director at MoreySmith, said: "We are delighted to continue our collaboration with AshbyCapital to produce this beautiful café and reception and hope the occupiers and residents enjoy the space."

Michael Kieck, Senior Associate at MoreySmith, said: "The team have maintained the original warmth of the design concepts to elevate the large spaces and increase the sense of hospitality on arrival at The Future Works building.

"An elegant design has been revealed providing a functional range of uses, whether it be somewhere to work, socialise or relax, futureproofing a space for the needs of Slough's workforce.''

Peter Ferrari from AshbyCapital, said "MoreySmith were able to consider the needs of our workforce as well as residents in the area to create a design-led space that has brought new life to existing space at The Future Works. The unveiling of this space comes at a great time as The Future Works begins to gear up for the next stage of development."

The Futureworks project started in 2004 and is now in its fourth and final phase.

This is the redevelopment of the derelict former home of Thames Valley University, which could eventually be turned into more than 1,000 new homes, leisure and employment space. Other parts of the site include The Curve theatre and the twin hotels next to the A4 on the former Octagon building site.