It's sad to see that plans are already well under way to sell off much of the unique Mouseman furniture from the offices of the Horlicks Building.
Perhaps someone will purchase these lots to keep the collection together somewhere locally?
The auction will take place on Tuesday 9th October.
To: The leader of Slough Council, English Heritage
Preserve Slough's Horlicks Building from demolition
Apply a nationally recognised listing status to the building, or otherwise give assurances that any future development of the site will not result in the demolition of this iconic locally significant building.
Why is this important?
GSK have recently announced that they are closing their factory in Slough:
This building is well known locally as the Horlicks Building and can be seen by anyone in a train passing along the Great Western Mainline from the west of England into Paddington. Built in 1908, architecturally its most notable features are the large HORLICKS signage that sits above the roof, the castle like tower with it's art-deco clock and particularly from a distance the large circular chimney.
There are concerns by many local residents that the site will be bought up by developers and demolished to be replaced by offices or apartments, rather than retained in its current form.
As a remnant of Slough's early industrial history, it tells an important part of the town's history and is known as a local landmark to everyone living in the town. To lose it would be a great loss to the town.
Read more about the building on this local blog here: