01-1280-Goldsworth-Road-Permission

Goldsworth Road Granted Planning Permission

OCTOBER 2016

Rolfe Judd Planning has secured a resolution to grant permission for a landmark regeneration project in Woking.

Plans for 560 residential units, 10,000 sqm of offices and associated retail floorspace in Goldsworth Road were passed by a majority vote by Woking’s planning applications committee.

The plans, designed by Rolfe Judd Architecture for developer Prime Place, comprises three towers ranging from 35 storeys to 11 storeys, linked by a podium accommodating residential and office parking, fronted by retail units. The 35 storey centrepiece on the 1 hectare site will front Victoria Way, acting as counterpoint to the 34 storey Victoria Square scheme and forming the fourth side to a new public plaza.

The scheme is the second jigsaw piece in the Council’s ambitious town centre regeneration plan, following the granting of planning permission in 2015 for the Victoria Square redevelopment.

The site currently accommodates the Woking Railway Athletic Club and Curchods Estate Agents, both of which will be benefit from new premises in the scheme.

Rolfe Judd Planning associate Robert Winkley said: “The Council told us three years ago that they were open for business and wanted to signal just how ambitious their vision for Woking town centre really is. This decision demonstrates that these are not empty words. Goldworth Road is proof that higher densities can and should be delivered on brownfield sites in sustainable locations.”

The resolution to grant permission concludes a three year process of negotiations with Woking Council, Surrey County Council and local stakeholders.

To learn more about the project, visit the project page.