May 4, 2017
LRE Capital and development manager XLB have announced the launch of 25 Windsor Road, a speculatively redeveloped 111,000 sq ft headquarters office in the centre of Slough. The building occupies the site of Observatory House, once the home of King George III’s private astronomer William Herschel and is the first new office development to complete in Slough town centre for over eight years.
25 Windsor Road offers five floors of high specification office space, with an average floor plate size of approximately 18,500 sq ft. A 3,500 sq ft full height central atrium provides a barista style coffee offering, collaborative working and break out spaces with a reception providing a full concierge service. The quoting rent is £34.50 per sq ft.
Already well-served by national rail services, Slough’s connectivity is set to be further enhanced by the arrival of Crossrail in May 2018 which will provide quick and direct access to London’s West End, the City and Canary Wharf. In addition to benefitting from multiple public transport options 25 Windsor Road also boasts an impressive car parking ratio of 1:428 sq ft, ensuring that it can cater for occupiers seeking multi-modal transport options.
Simon Bowder at XLB, said: “We are delighted to announce that Slough’s premier office development, 25 Windsor Road has completed. We consider that the building delivers an unparalleled quality of Grade A office space, with unrivalled parking and proximity to the train station.
“The investment in Slough’s infrastructure and transport links and its proximity to London make it an ideal office location and 25 Windsor Road the perfect HQ building. With business rates and rents rising in West London and Reading it also makes Slough exceptionally good value.”
LRE Capital managing director Sassan Ahsani said: “We are delighted to launch 25 Windsor Road and believe it will attract significant interest from a range of occupiers wanting to occupy prime town centre space. Alongside One Springfield Drive in Leatherhead, the building underlines our confidence in the South East office market.”
Strutt & Parker and Savills are advising XLB and LRE Capital.