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Plans for Stoke Wharf to go out to public consultation

The team promoting the re-development of Stoke Wharf – the terminus of the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal – have announced that they will be holding a series of public exhibition events in September. In March 2019, Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) announced it was teaming up with specialist waterside developer, Waterside Places.

Waterside Places is a joint venture between urban regeneration experts, Muse Developments and waterways charity the Canal & River Trust.

The Stoke Wharf development provides an opportunity to:

• Deliver a high-quality, residential-led development aimed at meeting local housing needs.
• Improve the waterspace facilities for boaters. Create new public connections, including cycleways between Manor Park to the north-west and Slough town centre.
• Improve the environment around the canal to further develop its use as a local leisure resource.

Over the last few months, SUR and Waterside Places have appointed a professional design team to work up initial plans for the site and will be seeking feedback though public consultation in September with events scheduled for:

• Saturday 7th September 2019, 11am – 5pm
Slough Canal Festival

• Sunday 8th September 2019, 11am – 5pm
Slough Canal Festival

• Monday 23rd September 2019, 2.30pm – 6.30pm
The Curve, William St, Slough SL1 1XY

• Tuesday 24th September 2019, 2.30pm – 6.30pm
The Curve, William St, Slough SL1 1XY

A dedicated website – www.stokewharfmap.commonplace.is/ – has been established and is already seeking feedback about what people think about the area and what improvements they would like to see.

Andy Howell, General Manager at Slough Urban Renewal, said:

“We are looking forward to working with the community in Slough over the coming months to help shape our proposals. This is a great opportunity to revitalise this part of the Grand Union Canal offering high-quality canalside living and more leisure amenity for the wider community.

“Our partners, Waterside Places, have award-winning experience in developing canalside locations which will complement SUR’s extensive experience of regeneration in Slough.

“We do hope local residents get involved through the online consultation and by attending the events in September.”

The Stoke Wharf development will reinvigorate three parcels of land which include a former builder's merchant yard (which is owned by Slough Borough Council), land belonging to the Canal and River Trust and land currently forming public open space as part of Bowyer Playing Fields.

More information is available at:
www.stokewharfmap.commonplace.is or you can call the project team on 0800 038 5850