SLOUGH’S CROSSRAIL BOOST
Hamptons found more than four in 10 houses sold in Slough are bought by first-time buyers paying an average £407,420 — the average for a London flat is £501,628.
Slough prices have risen by 22 per cent year on year, with buyers piling into the area in advance of the launch of the Elizabeth line — Crossrail — which will be up and running fully by 2019. Fast trains to Paddington from Slough take from just 17 minutes now, and Elizabeth line services will reach the City in just over half an hour.
Raj Bansal, office manager at Langhams Estate Agents, admits Slough is “not the greatest” and warns incomers will have to wait for regeneration plans to take shape. “There are not enough things for people to do, and good restaurants and bars and things to do that Londoners would enjoy are a few