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Slough: SEGRO completes three new speculative buildings on trading estate

By Dan Teuton
8 December 2020

Three new speculative buildings, developed under the Simplified Planning Zone, have reached practical completion on the Slough Trading Estate, creating over 50,000 sq ft of modern industrial space for potential new, or existing, customers.

One unit of 8,901 sq ft is situated on 445 Malton Avenue and two further units are on Bedford Avenue, totalling 17,824 sq ft and 24,076 sq ft respectively.

The three units have been developed to high sustainability standards, achieving the environmental rating of  BREEAM Excellent, with one unit having 72 data SMART building sensors fitted to enable the potential occupier to benefit from real-time data insights.

The unit on Malton Avenue has been fitted out with sensors that will provide data collected from the building such as temperature levels, sound, pressure, energy usage and air quality.445-Malton-Avenue

This data is owned by the occupier, who can use the actionable insights to improve the buildings’ performance. Occupiers will be able to use the data to improve operational efficiency, working environment and employee wellbeing, as well as reducing maintenance and energy costs.

All three units offer EV charging points, secure private yards, fully fitted first-floor offices, the provision of three-phase electricity, kitchenettes and car parking spaces.

James Craddock, SEGRO’s managing director for Thames Valley said “Bringing forward the development of three new speculative units highlights the ongoing demand for modern, sustainable industrial space that is well located in the Thames Valley.

“Under the Simplified Planning Zone, we have been able to continue the modernisation of the Slough Trading Estate to ensure that we can offer new and potential customers the space they need in order to grow their businesses and meet the needs of their customers.

“The use of SMART technology is becoming increasingly prevalent across industrial property and the role that data plays in improving buildings is incredibly exciting, especially as it results in greater levels of wellbeing and sustainability.”

Less than 2 miles from Junctions 6 & 7 of the M4, to the south, and 6 miles from Junction 2 of the M40, Malton Avenue and Bedford Avenue provide excellent access to the M25, Heathrow Airport and the wider national motorway network.

Slough Trading Estate is the largest privately-owned business park in Europe. Over one-third of the estate is less than 10 years old, with only a 4% vacancy rate and the remainder being leased to a mix of small and large businesses, across a diverse range of industry sectors. Local amenities including high street banks, fitness facilities and healthcare centres are all within easy reach on the estate, creating a vibrant business community for occupants.

Agents acting for SEGRO are Cushman & Wakefield and JLL.

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