SEGRO helps preserve local heritage by providing Slough Museum Trust with new home on Trading Estate
SEGRO has provided 3,864 sq ft of space on the Slough Trading Estate for Slough Museum Trust to store and exhibit thousands of items from its collection 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 at the heart of the Trading Estate will enable Slough Museum Trust to continue developing imaginative, inclusive displays and interacting with local people to collect stories that reflect Slough as a place of pioneers and innovators. Slough Museum Trust is home to a unique collection of more than 6,000 objects and 5,000 photographs, which chronicle the fascinating history of Slough.
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.”
SEGRO was founded in 1920. Known as the Slough Trading Company, it 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 vibrant business community home to over 400 businesses of all shapes and sizes, including Mars, Virgin Media and O2.
The support for Slough Museum Trust aligns with the company’s Responsible SEGRO commitment to invest in local communities and environments.
Notes to editors:
Slough Museum Trust was established in 1982 by a group of local people who wanted to create a museum to share knowledge about local and general history, topography and archaeology of Slough and its surrounding districts.
SEGRO is a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris, and is a leading owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and industrial property. It owns or manages 9.6 million square metres of space (103 million square feet) valued at £21.3 billion serving customers from a wide range of industry sectors. Its properties are located in and around major cities and at key transportation hubs in the UK and in seven other European countries.
For over 100 years SEGRO has been creating the space that enables extraordinary things to happen. From modern big box warehouses, used primarily for regional, national and international distribution hubs, to urban warehousing located close to major population centres and business districts, it provides high-quality assets that allow its customers to thrive.
A commitment to be a force for societal and environmental good is integral to SEGRO’s purpose and strategy. Its Responsible SEGRO framework focuses on three long-term priorities where the company believes it can make the greatest impact: Championing Low-Carbon Growth, Investing in Local Communities and Environments and Nurturing Talent.