Camberley Be Inspired - Surrey Heath Borough Council to introduce one-hour free car-parking in Knoll Road Multi-Storey Car Park from Monday 6 January 2020.


Monday, 16 December, 2019

One hour of free car-parking will be available in Knoll Road Multi-Storey Car Park from Monday 6 January 2020, initially for a 3-month trial period until Monday 6 April 2020. 


Councillor Richard Brooks, Leader, Surrey Heath Borough Council said; “This initiative has been introduced by the Council to support businesses and shoppers whilst the High Street, Knoll Walk and Princess Way undergo significant improvements. People will still be able to quickly pop to the town centre for errands and not be charged for their parking – we hope this eases any disruption caused by the construction work.” 


Tim Pashen, Deputy Chief Executive (Interim), Surrey Heath Borough Council added; “The Council is committed to supporting the town centre businesses, residents and visitors whilst this project is underway.  All the businesses on Camberley High Street will be open as usual throughout 2020 and will be fully accessible on foot, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.  We are also working closely with the businesses affected to ensure their deliveries and collections will continue to take place with minimal disruption.”  


Free parking in Knoll Road car park poster from 6 Jan 2020


High Street, Princess Way and Knoll Walk improvement project 


£4.4 million is being spent on substantial structural improvement to The High Street, Princess Way and Knoll Walk, which will include widening the pavements, improving road and pavement surfaces; the project will also incorporate installation of public art and improved public seating and walkways. These improved areas will complement Park Street and The Atrium and the refurbished The Square shopping centre.  Funding has been achieved through a £3.5 million grant from Enterprise M3 LEP and £900k from Surrey Heath Borough Council.  


The works will start on 6 January 2020. Dyer and Butler are the Civil Engineering & Construction Contractors who have been selected by Surrey Heath Borough Council to complete the works. 


In order to allow the works to the highways and footpath to be undertaken in a safe manner, Camberley High Street will be closed to general traffic throughout the construction period. The closure of the High Street will be from the junction with Pembroke Broadway to the junction with Obelisk Way. A minimum of 1.8m wide pedestrian access paths will be maintained at all times on Princess Way and the High Street throughout the construction period. Knoll Walk will be closed to pedestrians for the construction period as this will be the location of the site compound. 


Surrey Heath Borough Council will be working closely with Dyer and Butler to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum and that public safety is the priority throughout the construction period.  Find out more about the project on this page. 


Regular updates on the project will be shared via SHBC’s website, Heathscene magazine and social media channels. 


If you have any queries regarding the High Street improvement project you can find out more on this Question and Answer page.  You can also email any further questions you may have to 


Camberley Be Inspired  


Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley.  SHBC’s investments have already seen the acquisition of The Square shopping centre, commencing its refurbishment programme within the first year of ownership.  Followed by an ambitious set of projects to improve the roads, pavements and street scene.  A redundant office building has also been purchased to create 116 high quality town centre apartments, with proposals to re-deliver new commercial space.    


Kier Property have been selected by SHBC as development partner for the London Road site.  Situated fronting the London Road, opposite the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the 5.5-acre site has the potential to create a mixed-use development and improve the gateway to Camberley.    


SHBC has signed a 25-year contract with Places Leisure to design, build and operate a new £22 million leisure centre. The new centre will feature new swimming pools, sport courts, fitness facilities and a café.  The new centre is now in construction and is due to open in 2021.  


The regeneration work is supported by a comprehensive events programme, grant schemes for independent businesses and cultural and enrichment projects to ensure Camberley is a key destination and experience.  In Camberley we are committed to reshaping and enhancing the town centre to support our community and local businesses while high street retail faces challenges nationally.