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Runnymede Borough Council approves Egham regeneration plans

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Runnymede Borough Council has approved plans for more than 100 new homes, shops, restaurants and a cinema in Egham, Surrey.  

The project, known as Egham Gateway West, is one of several phases of the £200 million Runnymede regeneration programme run by Runnymede Borough Council in the local area.

The programme will see several sites redeveloped across the borough over the next eight to 13 years. This includes the new Egham Orbit leisure centre that opened in February, and the Addlestone One development housing Waitrose, Premier Inn, shops and restaurants.

The development will provide a new gateway to the town centre from Egham rail station, Station Road North and Church Road to the south and Grange Road and High Street to the west.

An existing building on Church Road will be restored to create offices and workspaces, and a new four screen Everyman cinema will open on the corner of Station Road North and Church Road.

The plans include 28 affordable for rent and six shared ownership homes, as well as 23 properties for sale and 44 for open market rent. A student accommodation block will offer 100 study bedrooms.

Nick Prescot, leader of Runnymede Borough Council, said: “The new homes, shops and entertainment which will be created in Egham through this substantial and ambitious plan will deliver a significant boost for the north of the borough. The commitment to affordable and shared homes is absolutely key to the council’s aim of supporting local people and creating a vibrant town.

“The student accommodation is essential for the viability of the scheme, and when it’s occupied, I’m sure local businesses will see the benefit. It will also support the renowned Royal Holloway, University of London, as it continues to grow and educate more young people.”

The site clearance work will begin in autumn 2019 with the main building works set to be complete in late summer 2021.

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