WORK has begun to transform the former council’s office block into new apartments.

Landmark Place, which used to house Slough Borough Council’s high street contact centre, will be redeveloped into 89 flats.

Set to be completed by the end of this year, the £26 million development is being carried out by property developer Kings Oak Capital and supported by Shawbrook Bank.

The four-storey building includes car parking spaces, cycle lock-ups, extra storage, and a new retail space on the ground floor.

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Deepak Khullar, director at Kings Oak Capital, said: “Landmark Place has a bright future as a hub for town centre living.

“The project allows us to build on the success of our past redevelopments in the south east, which Shawbrook Bank recognised.

“Andrew and the team have been excellent partners from the start, and both the support and the funding from Shawbrook will help take this project, which isn’t without complexity, through to completion.”

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Andrew Sears, relationship director at Shawbrook Bank, said: “The new apartments will offer a great base for professionals working for the many major employers that call Berkshire home.

“The Slough Central scheme to regenerate the town centre will soon bolster what’s already a strong set of amenities for residents, while the Elizabeth Line will also be coming into service soon.

“Such great potential for the scheme, and the developer’s 15-year track-record, made this an attractive project to back.”