A MUSEUM has found its new home on Slough Trading Estate to store and exhibit items from its collection.

SEGRO, founded in 1920, has provided 3,864 sq ft of space on the trading estate for Slough Museum Trust with the aim of connecting local communities with the town’s heritage.

Located at 72 Buckingham Avenue, the newly refurbished unit has been offered to the museum on a rent-free basis.

The new space will enable Slough Museum Trust to continue developing displays and interacting with residents to collect stories that reflect Slough's history.

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The museum is home to a collection of more than 6,000 objects and 5,000 photographs.

James Craddock, managing director, Thames Valley at SEGRO, said: “The celebration of our centenary year in 2020 reinforced the importance of Slough as the birthplace of SEGRO and our pivotal role as custodians of the Trading Estate.

“The Trading Estate has evolved immeasurably over its 100-year history, from a military vehicle depot to a vibrant, diverse business community.

“We are proud of Slough heritage and are pleased to host the Slough Museum Trust on the Trading Estate, enabling it to continue to tell the fascinating story of the town to future generations.”

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Known as the Slough Trading Company, SEGRO owned and managed the 243-hectare site, which was used originally as a First World War vehicle repair depot.

Under the company’s ownership, the Slough Trading Estate has become a business community with more than 400 businesses.