Regeneration projects - borough wide
1 March 2016
A number of borough-wide regeneration projects, totalling more than £100 million, have recently been completed. These include:
Enid Wood House
Work to regenerate Enid Wood House in Bracknell High Street started in autumn 2014 and completed in summer 2015. The once derelict block of flats has been renovated by Criterion Capital, which has also added two new floors to the building, creating 97 apartments comprising: 12 one-bed flats; 78 two-bed flats; seven three-bed flats.
Bracknell Bus Station
The council’s £1.3m redevelopment of Bracknell Bus Station started in 2014 to provide a more user-friendly and attractive gateway to the town centre. Work was carried out in phases to reduce the impact on bus users. Now finished, it provides new shelters, revamped toilets, new landscaping, electronic ‘real-time’ bus arrival/ departure displays, new cycle parking and new surfacing. The work also includes improvements to roads and footpaths.
Campmoss Property has created new flats, retail units and a gym in the old Gowring House site in Market Street, Bracknell town centre.
The developer has also created a new mini mall in the building next door, called West View, which has space for eight retail units.
The former 3M office block was demolished by Comer Homes between November 2014 and June 2015. The site has planning permission for 311 flats, leisure facilities and parking.
Bracknell railway station
A £600,000 scheme to improve the station forecourt was completed during spring 2010. The new layout provides improved taxi, cycle, bus and car parking facilities while a new pedestrian crossing, improved lighting, new seating and landscaping, creates a new gateway to Bracknell.
Garth Hill College
This new state-of-the-art school opened in September 2010 offering excellent facilities including a media centre, recording studio, ICT suites, science laboratories and a manufacturing centre. HRH the Princess Royal officially opened the school in March 2011. A new £6.75m sixth form block was opened on the site in September 2015.
The Royal Berkshire Bracknell Clinic
The facility provides much needed cancer and renal treatment with day care facilities and opened in May 2011.
South Hill Park
South Hill Park Arts Centre is set in beautiful parkland. It recently underwent an extensive refurbishment made possible by Heritage Lottery Funding, including restoring the terrace garden and conserving and enhancing woodland areas. Further information can be found on the South Hill Park website. www.southhillpark.org.uk
Bracknell and Wokingham College
The new college building opened in September 2010 providing excellent further education facilities as well as being a landmark to be proud of. www.bracknell.ac.uk
Jennett’s Park School and Jennett’s Park Community Centre
These both opened in September 2011.