The High Street, Princess Way and Knoll Walk have received £3.5million in funding from Enterprise M3 LEP, which has been increased with £900k of funding from Surrey Heath Borough Council, to improve the roads and pavements in these historic areas.
Once completed The High Street, Knoll Walk and Princess Way will be transformed into attractive, bright areas with new paving, road surfaces, lighting, planting – including trees, bicycle racks and public art.
The areas will have improved accessibility for everyone including those with disabilities.
Vehicles will still have access to the High Street, but traffic calming will ensure the road is safer for pedestrians. Parking on this road will also be reduced so pavement size can be increased.
The new materials used for the road and pavement surfaces will greatly improve the pedestrian experience. New street lighting and public art will enhance the character of this road and give a feeling of place and Camberley’s heritage. You can read more about what will be happening here.
It is anticipated the works will start in October 2019 and will complete in 2020.
The works will be phased and we will share regular updates as the project progresses.
In preparation for the works the remaining tree on Knoll Walk will be removed the week commencing 23 September. This tree was not removed earlier this year as a Magpie nest was located on the tree. New trees will be planted in Knoll Walk and also along The High Street as part of the new scheme.
Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to supporting and regenerating Camberley town centre. 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.
SHBC has selected Kier Property as the 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.
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. www.camberleybeinspired.com