Slough Trading Estate, which is home to a large number of major businesses, has announced it is at nearly 100 per cent occupation, after securing new lease agreements over the past few months.

Business travellers staying in Windsor serviced apartments often make the short journey over the River Thames to Slough on a daily basis. Slough is home to the headquarters of a range of national and international businesses and Slough Trading Estate has long-been a popular location for businesses operating in the South East of England particularly.

Paul Lewis, the Trading Estate’s manager, has revealed that 11 existing clients with premises at the Estate have expanded over the past year. In the meantime, it has ‘welcomed’ 23 new businesses. Lewis stated that the economic and political environment does not seem to be having much impact on the demand for business premises in the area. He said:  “overall our customers are cautiously optimistic about what 2019 holds for Slough and our regional economy and are determined to get on with the job.”

Capacity at the trading estate now stands at 97 per cent and this is despite the fact that the launch of the much-anticipated Crossrail line has been delayed. Lewis said that, although the delay was disappointing, Slough Trading Estate is supporting its clients in calling for the opening of the line to take place as quickly as possible. Crossrail, once opened, will significantly reduce the time it takes to get from Slough to Central and East London.

He added that the rail link will be a “huge boost” for Slough businesses. It is also likely to make Windsor an even more appealing location for business travel accommodation.