Runnymede Borough Council has committed to a programme of regeneration for the borough's town centres.
The regeneration of Addlestone Town Centre is now nearing completion, and the council has entered into a development agreement with Places for People to pursue further regeneration schemes including Egham Town Centre and Egham Leisure 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, will bring 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.
Egham Gateway West
Runnymede Borough Council is working with its development partner Places for People to bring forward a scheme which will create a new gateway to the town centre from Egham Railway Station.
A consultation with residents was held in November 2018, which showcased a revised design for the scheme which included high-quality public realm improvements, new retail units, a boutique cinema, residential accommodation for approximately 100 new homes, and a new student accommodation building.
Full planning permission is expected to be submitted in early 2019.
Whilst the town centre scheme progresses, Egham can look forward to a new, state-of-the-art leisure centre due to open in February 2019.
Once complete, the £19m venue will boast 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.