Further to our announcement regarding the High Street works starting 6 November 2019, the works will now start on 6 January 2020.
This is due to a delay in the availability of some of the materials. We requested the new start date to be after Christmas so to minimise disruption to trade caused by late commencement of works and also allow for the Christmas lights to go up.
The new date enables businesses on the High Street and Princess Way to trade as normal over the Christmas period.
Works will be carried out in five phases and we will work with the contractor and businesses on the High Street and Princess Way as much as we can.
Regular updates on the project will be shared via SHBC’s website, Heathscene magazine and social media channels.
The construction will cover a full range of highway works from carriageway and footpath reconstruction to improving the lighting and landscaping.
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. Service vehicles with a prearranged agreement with Dyer and Butler will be able to access properties on the High Street, however rear service yards should be used in the first instance if accessible.
High Street businesses will be open as usual throughout the project.
A diversion route for vehicles will be clearly signed. Vehicles travelling east on Pembroke Broadway (D3514) can continue onto Portesbery Road (D3511) and use Knoll Road (D3512) to head north. Vehicles travelling west on Pembroke Broadway (D3514) can continue onto Southwell Park Road (D3516) and use Charles Street (D3515) to head north. Vehicles approaching the High Street (D3512) from the south can use either of the above options to head north.
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.
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. www.camberleybeinspired.com