New homes in Slough:Help-to-Buy flats in Crossrail hotspot will be 32 minutes from central London

With a £1 billion makeover and a new Crossrail station opening in 2018, the future looks bright in Slough, where Brickfield Court has new flats from £232k...

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“Come friendly bombs and drop on Slough” begins John Betjeman’s poem. But today’s first-time buyers recognise the Berkshire town’s worth as a commuter spot.

Land Registry records show property prices there have jumped 19 per cent in a year, the highest increase in the UK. A new Crossrail station is being built and when the line opens in 2018, the journey to central London will take just 32 minutes.

The undeniably dull town centre is getting a £1 billion makeover spearheaded by Slough Urban Renewal, a regeneration partnership between the local council and developers, while celebrity interior designer Kelly Hoppen has ventured out of her central London lair to add taupe glamour at Brickfield Court, one of six new residential buildings.

One-bedroom flats cost from £232,000 and qualify for the Government-backed low-deposit Help to Buy scheme. Call 01753 331 064. Families may prefer King’s Reach, which has three-bedroom semis from £489,995. Call Bellway on 0333 202 5174.


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