Newman House demolished to make way for regeneration
Demolition of Newman House, the vacant office block in Horley town centre, is underway to make way for an exciting redevelopment in the town centre.
The former Virgin Atlantic building at the junction of Russells Crescent and Victoria Road is being demolished to create a large clear, safe and secure site that will be highly attractive to potential investors.
Local company, Greenfield Demolition, is carrying out the works which start on 14 May and are expected to take nine weeks.
Hoardings have already been put up around the site in advance of the works. The company will begin by moving their equipment onto the site and preparing the building for demolition by taking out all the fixtures and fittings.
Greenfield expect to be able to recycle about 80% of the demolition materials.
Key to town's regeneration
Cllr Mrs Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Priority Places, said: “The prominent location of the Newman House site means that it will play a key role in the ongoing regeneration of Horley Town Centre.
“The Council is considering proposals for the type of redevelopment we would like to see on the site, which is likely to include new shops and homes.
“We are clear that we want the scheme to encourage people to visit the town centre for longer, in the evenings and to spend more locally.
“We will keep local people informed of progress with our plans.”
Although the Council is striving to progress its plans for the site, redevelopment will take some time to achieve. Once demolition is complete and the site sold, a detailed design will be worked up, planning permission sought and the scheme built.
Greenfield have delivered letters to local residents and businesses, in advance of the demolition starting.
For more information about the regeneration of Horley town centre see the Horley regeneration page.
Last updated : 01/06/2012