SUR: SEVEN YEARS ON

In recognition of reaching seven years as a JV partnership, Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) has produced a detailed case study – reflecting on the positive benefits the partnership has already delivered for Slough and its residents, while looking ahead to what 2021 and beyond will hold.

Since the partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall was formed in 2013, SUR has delivered a number of award-winning projects, which are providing leisure and cultural facilities to the public. Its first two residential schemes have both sold and SUR is in the fourth phase of its small sites initiative, which aims to bring much needed social housing the borough’s residents.

This publication seeks to look back on the objectives set at the very start of SUR’s journey, mapping these against all that has been delivered so far. It seeks to identify the benefits that the projects are having on the local communities they serve, while also taking a look forward at the current pipeline and what this is set to deliver for the town.

SUR has already delivered 34 projects and it has nearly 2,000 new homes in its pipeline, from apartments through to family homes. SUR has delivered flagship, leisure projects including the Ice Arena and The Centre, which both form part of the Council’s broader leisure strategy – investing considerably in improving and delivering additional leisure and community facilities for the town – all with the aim of getting more people, more active, more often.

Since the partnership formed in early 2013, SUR has been a catalyst for change. Slough is now hitting the headlines for the right reasons – its successes are being celebrated, the press are reporting on the huge regeneration underway and highlighting Slough as an attractive place to live, work and stay.

What has already been achieved has been significant, but it doesn’t stop there. The partnership sees huge possibilities – a chance to deliver more homes, more opportunity to do business and for Slough to thrive.

To read the full case study, click here

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