Flanagan Lawrence completes new gateway building for Slough Trading

234 Bath Road, designed by Flanagan Lawrence for SEGRO, creates a dynamic new gateway building to their Slough Trading Estate. The scheme is a three-storey office building located at the corner of Bath and Leigh Roads.

The Western of the building portion re-uses the basement and pre tensioned concrete structural frame of the original building office building on the site. The floor plate has been extended out to the new façade line and extended 40m towards the new Eastern entrance. The 15.8m wide office floors are punctured with two full-height atria creating attractive, energy-efficient, day-lit office space.

The accommodation is wrapped in a light-weight cladding comprising a series of elegant full- height structural frames defined by tapered fins, plinths and parapets. The main entrance features an impressive 15m-high entry colonnade with a glazed reception area, creating a strong visual link to the surrounding urban context and optimising the building’s prominent corner location.

Central to the design is a language of details and materials that, while maintaining a robustness, civic scale and impact, delivers a building which is clean, crisp and light.