Work on Solum’s regeneration of the Guildford Station building and the surrounding area is expected to start on the week beginning 28th October 2019. The new Station Quarter will bring much needed improvements, generate over 300 new jobs in Guildford and provide more than 400 high-quality new homes.
The scheme will provide £25m of station enhancements, delivering a new modern station building, a plaza designed to reduce congestion, improved taxi drop-offs, enhanced retail/café and a larger main ticket hall. The redevelopment will also provide a new multi-storey car park which will have improved, safer pedestrian access and reduced average walk time from car to platform.
Early works will focus on a new access road and a temporary two-storey car park. This will reduce the number of available car parking spaces. Station users that use cars are encouraged to use the nearby Farnham Road car park, if the station car park is full. Although all efforts will be made to minimise interference with commuters’ journeys, extra time to park vehicles may be needed.
The project is anticipated to be completed by 2025 with the first homes welcoming residents in 2022. A new multi-storey car park will open in 2021.
Alan Jones, Development Director, Solum said:
“Solum has a wealth of experience of successfully developing railway station sites throughout the country. We are very pleased to be beginning work on our redevelopment of the Guildford Station area. Our aim is to reinvigorate the area and provide major improvements to the station.”
“Throughout our work on the regeneration we will aim to keep disruptions to a minimum to ensure the best experience for commuters and local residents.”
Ahead of the start of works, Solum will be holding a ‘meet the team’ event at the Guildford train station and will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the project and the construction programme.
• Guildford train station,
2pm to 8pm, Tuesday, 22nd October 2019.
Regular updates regarding the project will be available at Guildford Station’s information board and online at www.guildfordforward.com.If you would like to get in touch with the project team please email email@example.com or call 0800 038 5850.