Horlicks Quarter – Berkeley Homes

Client: Berkeley Homes

Project: Horlicks Quarter, 11 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough

Date:  2021

Contract: The plot of land which is home to the Horlicks factory was purchased in 1906 by James Horlicks and by 1908 became an operational factory.  Subsequent extensions and additional buildings were added over the years until the factory was finally closed and sold by GSK in 2018.  The Berkeley Group purchased the site and by the end of 2019 planning permission had been granted for over a thousand new homes including over 300 affordable units.

The Challenge: Horlicks Quarter is to feature a complete 

refurbishment of the factory buildings complete with a rooftop garden and a selection of new houses, all surrounded by green open spaces and water features.  At the centre of the complex the 47 metre chimney, clock tower and war memorial are to be restored to their former glory as part of the sympathetic regeneration of the site.  ASW’s experience and expert knowledge was sought by the Berkeley Group in order to provide safe access for the restoration.  Full height access was provided for the 47 meter tower and the whole factory building was scaffolded, including crash decks throughout and safe working platforms over the four storey atriums.  In addition to the refurbishment, work has commenced on the RC frame buildings on the development, some of which are up to 10 storeys.  Again, ASW Ltd are providing full access for the structures along with expert guidance on all aspects of
scaffolding design and safety.

The Result: Horlicks Quarter looks set to become one of Berkeley Homes flagship developments with an impressive array of apartments and refurbished factory buildings.  ASW Ltd have been working closely with the team at Berkeley and the results speak for themselves.  The work to date has been challenging for all of those involved at ASW Ltd, however, being involved in the restoration of such an iconic landmark has been incredibly rewarding.

Horlicks Quarter, 11 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough

Horlicks Quarter, 11 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough

Horlicks Quarter, 11 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough

Horlicks Quarter, 11 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough

Horlicks Quarter, 11 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough

Horlicks Quarter, 11 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough

Horlicks Quarter, 11 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough

Horlicks Quarter, 11 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough