Regeneration projects - borough wide
A total of £768 million is being invested in the regeneration of Bracknell Forest, which includes the town centre and improvements across the wider area - making it one of the largest urban regeneration schemes currently being built in the UK.
£240 million is being invested by the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership (BRP) to create 580,000 sq ft of new retail, restaurants and leisure known as The Lexicon Bracknell.
In addition to this, the council, BRP and other partners are investing:
- £112m is on education projects
- £250m on healthcare
- £30m on leisure in addition to The Lexicon Bracknell
- £28m on highways, transport, public realm and public art
- £108m on new homes, including affordable homes
This is in addition to more than £100m work completed over recent years, including:
The renovation of the former Enid Wood House in Bracknell High Street to 97 new apartments called MI Flats.
The council’s £1.3m redevelopment of Bracknell Bus Station to provide a more user-friendly and attractive gateway to the town centre.
Campmoss Property’s conversion of the old Gowring House in Market Street to new flats, retail units and a gym. The developer also created a new mini mall, called West View, in the building next door.
Comer Homes’ demolition of Winchester House - the former 3M office block. The site has planning permission for 311 flats, leisure facilities and parking.
Improving the forecourt of Bracknell railway station as part of a £600,000 project, which also created improved taxi, cycle, bus and car parking facilities, a new pedestrian crossing, improved lighting, new seating and landscaping.
Opening a new state-of-the-art school at Garth Hill College and a dedicated £6.75m six form block at the school.
Creating a new primary school and community centre in Jennett’s Park.
The opening of The Royal Berkshire Bracknell Clinic to provide much needed cancer and renal treatment with day care facilities.
Extensively refurbishing the grounds of South Hill Park - including restoring the terrace garden and conserving and enhancing woodland areas.
The opening of the new Bracknell and Wokingham College building to provide excellent further education facilities.