11:40AM, Thursday 06 October 2016
Plans to create a new community hub in Langley are set to take a step closer this month.
Slough Borough Council’s cabinet is expected to approve an option agreement for the site in Trelawney Avenue with Raw Investments Limited (RIL) on October 17.
It will begin the next phase of a plan to bring a multi-purpose building to the Langley estate.
The site was formerly home to the Merrymakers pub and a small community hall – both of which are scheduled for demolition in November.
New plans include a GP practice, pharmacy, dental practice, library, community police space, adult social care, a community hall and parking.
As police would be making the move to the new hub, their current site in Langley High Street would then be used to create 14 council homes.
Stephen Gibson, head of asset management, said: “The Trelawney Avenue community hub idea has been around for a while, but now, if we can enter into the option agreement with RIL, this will be a big step towards making the ideas a reality.”
Councillor Zaffar Ajaib, commissioner for housing and urban renewal, said: “By bringing so many and such a range of activities under one roof, we can all provide a more people-focused service, more accessible to our local residents. With new homes above the hub and new council homes on the site of the old police station, this proposal will really benefit the area and I will be recommending it to cabinet.”
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