The town's shopping centres have been seen falling into disrepair amid confusion over the redevelopment of the area.

Queensmere and Observatory Shopping Centres make up the main retail offering in Slough, boasting the likes of JD Sports, Primark and TK Maxx.

A scheme known as Slough Central, proposed by developer ADIA seeks to revive Slough town centre through closing and knocking down the two shopping centres in stages to rebuild a mixed-use area comprising of business, homes and retail.

In January, the western side of Queensmere Shopping Centre was boarded off to the public, with the main entrance on High Street closing.

Shops were forced out of the area and relocated into empty units within the centre, while some left Slough altogether.

However, since the move, developers ADIA have gone quiet, with Slough Borough Council informing this newspaper in August that ADIA is "reviewing how to deliver the scheme in light of the current economic situation".

Since then, the Observer has repeatedly made contact with ADIA representatives British Land for an update on the development without success.

Posters around the shopping centre direct residents to visit the Slough Central webpage for information about the development.

The webpage contains the plans but does not seem to have been updated since before Christmas 2022 and notifies visitors of the "upcoming" January closure to the western side of the shopping centre - now out of date.

Amid the heavy rain across the region since Storm Ciarán, nearly a dozen buckets have been placed around the shopping centre to catch rainwater.

Areas of the ceiling can be seen boarded up and damp patches are common.

In September a section of the Observatory Shopping Centre ceiling came crashing down in a video captured by SloughOfficial.

The incident happened outside Cordado's cafe, with the video showing shocked passers-by moving away from the area.

A spokesperson on behalf of The Observatory Shopping Centre and Savills confirmed the area had been cordoned off while glaziers fixed the roof panel.

The area has since been reopened, with a patch seen on the Observatory's domed glass ceiling.

Original plans for the redevelopment proposed the first stage of demolition could begin as early as late 2023.

Slough Borough Council have been unable to provide an update as beyond being the local planning authority for the development area, they do not own the centre.

British Land and the current shopping centre representatives have been contacted for comment.