Redhill regeneration moves forward with new public space in Station Road
Work started this week to create a brand new, contemporary public space at the western end of Station Road in Redhill.
New seating, improved lighting, attractive planting and better cycle storage will make the area much more inviting for those living, shopping and working in Redhill.
Five new trees will replace the existing trees, which have a limited life expectancy in their current location. The area will also be repaved in a stylish two tone design.
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is working with Hollybrook Residential Developments Ltd – the developer of Nobel House on Queensway – and Surrey County Council to deliver this exciting scheme.
Cllr Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Priority Places and Chairman of the Redhill Regeneration Forum, said: “We want Redhill to become a thriving town centre which is a prominent commercial location, a competitive retail destination and great place to live.
“This area of Station Road is looking very dated and over time has become a bit tired. These improvements will dramatically improve this important gateway to Redhill and the perception it gives of the town centre. The scheme will provide a striking modern space for local residents, shoppers and business people to sit and relax, or just pass through.”
High quality scheme
Andy Nash, Manager of The Belfry Shopping Centre and Vice Chairman of the Redhill Regeneration Forum, said: “The new public space will give a real lift to the western end of Station Road and make a big difference to retailers in this area.
“The Belfry and other local retailers have been closely involved in developing the design for the scheme. We are delighted that the new public space will be a high quality scheme that will raise the bar for future projects in Redhill town centre.”
The improvements are being funded by infrastructure contributions from the development of Nobel House, which has already provided 126 homes right in the town centre and around 12,000 square feet of retail space, expected to open later this year.
The construction of the new public space on Station Road will be completed by April 2012.
Don’t forget to have your say on the Redhill Town Centre Area Action Plan
The Council is currently seeking views on its regeneration proposals for Redhill town centre. The Redhill Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP) explains how the Council plans to improve Redhill, including proposals for redeveloping important sites, like Marketfield Way car park, Redhill railway station, the Warwick Quadrant and Cromwell Road.
The AAP will be used to help make sure that the right type of development happens, in the right places, at the right time.
New exhibition date added
To find out more, come and see us at the Belfry shopping centre on Saturday 18 February or visit the exhibition about the plans on display at the Harlequin Theatre until Friday 24 February.
Further information, including details of the proposals and how you can have your say, can also be found on the Redhill Town Centre Area Action Plan page.
Last updated : 08/02/2012