Herschel Street closure

Published: 08 January 2020

Construction of fourteen homes has started on a former car park site.

The one and two bedroom homes will be built on the corner of Herschel Street and Alpha Street North in Slough town centre.

Every inch of the ground footprint is being used for much needed social housing homes in the borough which will be managed by James Elliman Homes.

The flats have been designed and will be delivered through Slough Urban Renewal, SUR, the council’s property partnership with Morgan Sindall Investments Limited.

As a result of the build a small section of Herschel Street, between Hencroft Street North and Alpha Street North, will be closed to cars and pedestrians until 2021.

The closure of the 65-metre stretch of Herschel Street will mean traffic will follow a short diversion until the end of construction. Public transport may also be affected with different bus stops and residents should check with their bus service provider for changes.

The closure is necessary due to complex utility work below the surface of the road and to create a compound for work materials and builders and to prevent any danger to passing pedestrians or motorists.

Cllr James Swindlehurst, leader and cabinet member for regeneration and strategy, said: “This development is a further contribution to providing more social homes for Slough residents by repurposing small unused sites.

“I hope people can bear with us during the inconvenience of the construction phase while we work to complete these much needed properties for 14 families.”

Road signs have been placed in and around the area to inform motorists of the closure as well as a sign posted diversion.

Normal restrictions in neighbouring roads, including one way systems, remain in place and should be observed.