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Slough is the UK’s best town to work in.
It’s brilliant.
Fact.

Slough was recently voted the best UK town to work in VIA A GLASSDOOR SURVEY.

Meet the Paludians

Slough ‘fun’ fact: Paludians is Slough’s demonym

Slough offers very convenient shopping for me. I like Alexa’s Patisserie in The Observatory shopping centre. It’s a friendly, relaxed place with reasonable prices.

Erica, Support Worker

I live close to Slough and like the fact it feels cosmopolitan and eclectic. It also has good transport links as the train goes direct into Paddington, which you can’t say about many places.

Stuart, Banker



Tasty coffee shop on the High Street is really good. It’s an independent shop, but the coffee is better than all the rest in my opinion.

Ladislas, Manager, Talk Talk

I have a great hairdressers here in Slough where I have been going for ages. Also round where I live there is a really good sense of community.

Zaharal, Recruitment

The transforming effect of the Elizabeth Line is shifting the centre of Slough towards the station.

The Porter Building, along with an additional 500,000 sq ft of new office and residential developments, is being delivered with a wealth of built-in amenities.

What’s more, it is creating new and vibrant public spaces. The central walkway allows for natural flow between the train station and The Curve (Slough’s newest architectural landmark), as well as the Observatory Shopping Centre.

The Porter Building Cafés / Restaurants

The Porter Building hosts both Starbucks and SoulDeli on the ground floor, with tables and chairs spilling out onto the pavement opposite the station.

Office Development

The development will deliver two office buildings, each offering food and beverage retailers on the ground level, as well as landscaping of the public realm pathway between the station and The Curve.

Slough Bus Station

Newly developed, the station provides yet another lively transport hub for the town.

The Curve

The Curve is a new performance venue, library and café that provides the centre piece to the ‘Heart of Slough’, a £400m redevelopment plan for the town centre.

SLOUGH WHERE THE SKILLED, AMBITIOUS AND MOTIVATED CHOOSE TO LIVE

1ST

Slough is the most productive borough in the UK

47,000

people live within a 10 minute walk of the town centre

70%

of Slough residents are home owners

(UK average 64%)

£9BN

Slough has an annual turnover of £9 billion – one of the strongest economies in the UK

500,000

people live within a 30 minute car journey of the town centre

65%

of Slough’s workforce are ‘white collar workers’

(UK average 55%)

BUSINESSES – IN A GOOD PLACE

Slough has an annual turnover of £9 billion, and has one of the strongest economies in the UK.

Thanks to the high concentration of headquarter businesses, it was recently ranked as the most productive borough in the country, ahead of London.

Globally recognised

The Thames Valley is the 10th most promising region in Europe for inward investment (and 3rd in the UK), while Slough is 3rd for infrastructure, in FDi Intelligence’s ‘European Cities & Regions of the Future’ report.

Educated and enthusiastic

Slough’s schools are in the top 10 best performers in the country at GCSE level with 68.1% of students left school with a minimum of 5 A*-C grades.

There are five universities that surround Slough and constantly generate a young, enthusiastic and well educated work force for the town’s businesses:

– Imperial College London
– University of West London
– University of Reading
– Brunel University
– Royal Holloway University London