Another key milestone has been reached in the redevelopment of Ashwood House and Pembroke House in Camberley with the exchange of contracts with the selected developer, Berkeley Homes.
Ashwood House occupies a key site on Pembroke Broadway in Camberley town centre, and was acquired by SHBC in 2015 to facilitate its future development.
The upper floors of the building will be transformed into high quality residential accommodation, comprising of 116 flats, subject to planning permission.
Simultaneously, Berkeley Homes will redevelop Pembroke House, located on Frimley Road. The scheme has the potential to offer 25 flats and ground floor retail space, subject to planning permission, providing affordable housing for local people and retail space for Camberley’s businesses.
Planning applications have been submitted for both developments, and are currently being considered, with a decision expected before the end of the year.
The next stage in the Ashwood House project will involve the temporary relocation of bus stops from the area in front of Ashwood House to a position further along Pembroke Broadway, after which Berkeley Homes will start work on transforming the site.
Following the completion of the construction work, the Council will organise the repaving of affected areas of the footpath along Pembroke Broadway and other public areas to co-ordinate with the approach taken on the adjacent Princess Way and High Street, which were the subject of a recent public consultation.
At Pembroke House, the existing building will be demolished, with Berkeley Homes completing the new development to the agreed specification.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Moira Gibson, said: “We are pleased to be driving forward these crucial regeneration projects, making progress on our key priority of regenerating Camberley Town Centre and the surrounding areas.
Andrew McPhillips, Land and Planning Director at Berkeley Homes (Southern) said: “Berkeley Homes is delighted to be working with Surrey Heath Borough Council to deliver this exciting project in Camberley, which will further improve the town centre in addition to providing much-needed homes’’
Property advisers Montagu Evans acted for SHBC.