AN ARCHITECT company which 'champions sustainability’ has been chosen to transform a derelict site into 70 homes in one of a town’s most deprived areas.

Quattro beat off competition from three other architects to design the new homes at the site off Ledgers Road, Chalvey, which was formerly covered by the back of the town hall.

The company, based in Gloucester, claims to produce 'exemplary buildings designed with a human touch’. It is the first residential project under the £1bn Slough Regeneration Partnership (SRP), to build a new library, leisure facilities, schools and homes in Slough.

Cllr Mohammed Nazir, Slough Borough Council board member of the SRP, said: “This piece of land has formed part of the plans for the regeneration of Chalvey for many years and looking at the amazing design ideas the architects came up with was fantastic.

“We could have gone the traditional route but we think Chalvey deserves something new and special and Quattro has given us that.” The land has been empty since the back section of the town hall was demolished in 2011.

Around 70 homes are expected to be built on the site and a planning application will be submitted soon.

Richard Dixon, Morgan Sindall Investments board member of the SRP, said: “The appointment of Quattro is a great step for the Ledgers Road site as we now have impressive visual aids to assert the hard work that has been poured into this project to this point.

“SRP looks forward to working with Quattro over the coming months to craft designs that will regenerate and put this site of great potential on the map.” Quattro will now be working with the SRP to progress a planning application for the site.

Final designs will be put on display at Chalvey Community Centre.