On my first day, I drove into the estate and was pleased to notice that the ground floor of one of these buildings had been turned into a café – the imaginatively named Greasy Spoon Café – “That’s handy”, I thought.
But over the days and weeks that followed, I never once saw anyone in there. Through the windows, I could see that the lights were on, the menus were up on the wall and the fruit machine was sat there blinking away, but not a soul was to be seen inside.
Until this week, when there has been a flurry of activity around said café.
Huge arc lights lit up the outside and large swathes of green screen hung to the side of it, whilst hosepipes sprayed rain-effect droplets everywhere.
It’s all part of a film set, see.
Yes, they are making a film. Not in the famous Pinewood or Elstree studios, but in a disused office and factory unit near Slough.
Assassins Creed, is the film they are shooting – should you be interested – starring Michael Fassbender and Jeremy Irons, as the two main protagonists.
Proper Hollywood film stars! On our manor!
Mr Fassbender is yet to be seen, but someone in the office bumped into Jeremy Irons the other day: he was standing outside the gates having a quick cough and a drag.
I’m sure they can edit that bit out.