Published Tuesday, 9th August 2016

W Stirland Ltd. has been appointed as the new contractor to complete the construction of the new community hub and shops being built on the Triangle site as part of the Merstham regeneration project.

Stirland expect to start on site on Tuesday 30 August, following the bank holiday weekend, and anticipate that the project will be completed in spring 2017.  In the meantime the previous contractor's site cabins are being removed and the site is being tidied up in anticipation of Stirland’s arrival.

W Stirland is already building the new shops and flats on the former Iron Horse pub site nearby, on which they are making good progress. Their appointment comes after the previous contractor for the hub build, T&A Kernoghan, went into administration in April.

Good track record

Cllr Mrs Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Regeneration & Property, said: “I’m pleased to be able to announce Stirland’s appointment to complete the build of the new community hub and shops on the Triangle site and look forward to their start on site. I hope this is welcome news for residents who have been very patient while we carried out the formal process of appointing a new contractor.  

“Stirland has a good track record of similar projects and we are really pleased with the work they have undertaken on the Iron Horse site to date. Construction of the shops and flats are almost complete, ready for handing over to the lessees to fit-out.”

The community hub development will include a new library, youth skills centre, training rooms, café, public IT resources and drop-in advice facilities to give residents easier access to local services, along with four restaurant/takeaway units.

New shops & flats nearing completion

The new retail units on the Iron Horse site, which will form part of the new Quarrydene Retail parade, are nearing completion and will be available for retailers to begin fitting-out at the end of August. Completion of the ten Raven Housing Trust shared-ownership flats above will follow soon afterwards. 

The Iron Horse retail units are expected to start trading from mid-October onwards, with the new convenience operator opening a few weeks later.  

Cllr Mrs Bramhall added: “We hope to be in a position to confirm who the new operator of the new convenience store will be very soon, once all legal documentation is completed.”

The Merstham regeneration scheme is a partnership project between Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, Surrey County Council and Raven Housing Trust.

More information

For more information about the Merstham regeneration project see the Merstham regeneration page.