The Runnymede Regeneration Programme is a £200m initiative aimed at regenerating the borough's town centres, as well as improving infrastructure and public facilities in the area.
The regeneration of Addlestone Town Centre is now nearing completion and a new £19 million leisure centre in Egham opened its doors in February 2019. The council has entered into a development agreement with Places for People to pursue further regeneration schemes including Egham Town Centre.
The council has also commissioned an independent masterplan for Chertsey Town Centre that identified specific design enhancements and development opportunities. The aim being to increase economic activity, retail and commercial competitiveness of the town.
Addlestone Town Centre is being transformed to provide new shops, a cinema, gym, homes and public spaces.
The Addlestone One development, a partnership between Runnymede Borough Council and Bouygues Development, is bringing a new and fresh destination for living, working and relaxing to the town.
The development includes a new civic centre for the borough, a Waitrose and Premier Inn, a new gym, state-of-the-art cinema, multi-storey car park with over 300 spaces, and a new high street to complement the 213 brand new apartments.
Plans for more than 100 new homes, shops, restaurants and a cinema in Egham were approved by Runnymede Borough Council's planning committee in July 2019 - launching a major growth programme for the town centre.
Known as Magna Square, it is being managed by development and placemaking specialist Places for People, in partnership with the council. The plans include 28 affordable homes 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.
The new, state-of-the-art leisure centre, Egham Orbit, opened its doors to the public in February 2019.
The £19m venue boasts a 25m, eight lane swimming pool along with spectator seating, a 10mx10m learner pool, a two-storey health spa, a four court multi-use sports hall and a 110-station fitnesss suite.
Membership offers can be found here.