Having frequently driven by Woking’s town centre re-development, I’ve not understood what is intended.
Therefore, I googled for the plans. I found with a couple of artists impressions below [click on images to expand], and an explanation on the Woking Council website. Here’s what the Council say.
At 34 and 32 storeys high, the two residential towers will feature over 400 high specification apartments in a prime location. The built-to-rent apartments will benefit from full concierge facilities, an external garden, and an amenity space for residents.
The 23 storey third tower will be home to the town’s newest hotel. The 189 room flagship Hilton Hotel will include senior and junior suites, a new lobby bar, all-day dining restaurant, stylish sky bar, conference facilities and an on-site café.
The new development will be anchored by 125,000 sq ft of commercial space featuring the new Marks & Spencer food and clothing store across 50,000 sq ft, multi-storey car park, a medical centre and two public plazas.
In addition to the new car park, sited under the M&S and retail units, the project has also incorporated the demolition and redevelopment of the Shoppers’ Red car park. When combined, the rebuilt 1,382 space Shoppers’ Red car park and the new M&S car park, will provide an additional 740 car parking bays for Woking town centre.
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