Slough Trading Estate Overview
Slough Trading Estate is Europe’s largest trading estate in single ownership. Home to many of the world’s most successful companies including Mars, Telefonica O2, Fiat, LG, Ferrari, UCB, Lonza and RIM, the estate has developed a reputation as a world class location for business. The estate is wholly owned and managed by SEGRO, Europe’s leading provider of Flexible Business Space. With over 90 year’s experience, SEGRO has a history of providing excellent and innovative property solutions.
With an unrivalled location at the heart of the Thames Valley, the Estate benefits from access to a large employment base. A potential labour force of 2.6 million people reside within 1 hours drive of Slough Trading Estate, providing companies with access to the very best talent the region has to offer.
For any global business expanding its reach, Slough Trading Estate is the prime business location. Many international companies in sectors such as telecoms, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, automotive, IT, R&D, logistics, datacentres and food processing are thriving because they’ve chosen the Estate as either their European or UK headquarters.
Join a Thriving Business Community
Many of the world’s most successful brands have chosen Slough Trading Estate as a key location for their national and international operations.
But we’re also home to a large number of smaller companies and start-ups. Our specially created Enterprise Quarter offers small business spaces, flexible leasing arrangements and a supportive community of like-minded people.
The choice is outstanding with available space ranging from 500 sqft to 300,000 sqft. Smaller units can be used in a variety of ways – from office space to storage. Other accommodation includes warehousing, distribution and manufacturing facilities along with prestigious headquarters, general office buildings, R&D laboratories and data centres.
There are over 400 companies on the Estate and they operate across a wide range of business sectors, including automotive, food processing, engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, logistics, IT and telecommunications.
Companies on the Estate includes: Mars, Telefonica O2, Fiat, LG, Ferrari, UCB, Lonza, RIM, Centrica plc, OKI Printing Solutions, John Crane, Anite, Hanovia, TNT, Fullers Logistics, Stanley Black & Decker…
Great Communication Links – Locally, Regionally and Worldwide
Slough Trading Estate lies at the centre of a sophisticated national and international communications network. So if you need to move products, travel on business, or call people in for meetings, you’re in the perfect location.
Access to the UK’s national motorways system is excellent – you’re just 1.5 miles from the M4, 5 miles from the M40 and 6 miles from the M25.
So it’s easy to reach London, the South East, the South West and the Midlands.
Rail services are frequent and fast. London Paddington can be reached in 17 minutes and there are excellent high-speed links to regional commercial centres such as Bristol and Birmingham.
Heathrow Airport offers connections throughout the world, and is just a short, 10 mile drive away.
On the Estate, a regular, dedicated HOPPA bus service runs every 15 minutes to the local and mainline rail stations and Slough town centre.
Designed To Help Your Business Grow
In 2007, we launched The Enterprise Quarter, specifically to respond to the needs of small enterprises and start-ups by creating a business community of like-minded people.
The Enterprise Quarter provides space – ranging from 500 sq ft - along with flexible, easy-in/easy-out inclusive leases.
The Source Cafe is a great location where you can relax and get to know other business people from the Enterprise Quarter. A modern meeting room is available for hire with the option of full catering support.
If your time in the Enterprise Quarter is successful and you want to move to bigger premises, just call the Slough Trading Estate team and we’ll give you a full briefing on the upgrades available.
Committed To Serving Your Business
Slough Trading Estate is the largest privately owned business park in Europe.
As SEGRO is the sole owner, we can focus on creating a well-managed business environment - where companies of all types and sizes can succeed.
We have a very positive approach and a ‘can-do’ attitude. Our annual customer surveys continues to show a high percentage rating us 'good' or 'excellent'. We set standards and stick by them. You can see our goals laid out in our Customer Care guideline.
The Operations Managers are your primary contact point and deals with day-to-day enquiries, building alterations, signage, additional space requirements, relocation, Estate services and building maintenance.
If you are considering taking space, then our Leasing Team will be happy to answer all your questions.
Flexible Leasing to Suit Your Business
The Slough Trading Estate Leasing Team is based on site and able to help with all leasing enquiries.
Two main types of lease are available on the Estate, though not for every property, although they can be tailored to meet your exact needs.
Our Enterprise Lease which are available for units in our Enterprise Quarter and offer flexible terms written in plain English. The lease runs for 3 years, but you have the option to move out at any time after 12 months, usually on 3 months notice. Your rent includes insurance, external repairs and the Estate service charges.
Our Standard Lease gives you the choice of term between 5 and 25 years. You’ll find this is a very tenant-friendly lease – clear, concise and drafted having regard to the Code for Leasing Business Premises. As with most leases of this type, the cost excludes service charges, business rates and insurance.
We see the completion of a leasing arrangement as just the beginning - and look forward to working closely with all our customers.
While Slough Trading Estate’s overriding purpose is business, we understand the importance of creating a good work/life balance for the 17,000 people who work here.
The Estate is friendly, stimulating and secure, with a full range of facilities including banks, a Post Office, childcare nurseries, health clubs, cafés, shops and food outlets. Check our amenities map to see the exact location of the facilities.
Our Estate Life web pages keep you up to date on local restaurants, family attractions, transport and news, along with events and special offers from businesses in the area.
Beyond the estate, in Slough, Windsor and the Berkshire countryside, you’ll find shopping, sports, riverside walks, hotels, golf courses and a wide choice of housing, schools and colleges. Plus major attractions such as Windsor Castle, Legoland and Ascot racecourse, and central London is less than 20 minutes away by train.
A Service Infrastructure You Can Depend On
Slough Trading Estate is one of the safest places for business in the South East of England.
Our award-winning Business Watch scheme - a partnership between Thames Valley Police, Slough Trading Estate and Business Watch - provides comprehensive CCTV cover, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is also a mobile patrol outside business hours and additional cover during the day.
The security operation is co-ordinated from the Estate and Thames Valley Police have an office on site.
The Estate’s power station, owned by Scottish and Southern Energy, supplies heat and power to the entire site and is one of the most environmentally friendly facilities in Europe. Scottish and Southern Energy also supply water to the site. Our reservoirs can store over 30 million litres of water, pumped directly from our own artesian wells.
Businesses on the Estate are well served by modern communications technology, including broadband, fibre optic networks and data systems.