Town Centre

Key Sites that are of interest in the Town Centre

Town Centre

The Town Centre is subject to the development of a Town Centre Master Plan at Present.  Details of this programme and supporting documentation.

Solum Station Site               

A very slow start on site, very minor changes have been made to the car park in the year since building commenced.  Solum have now pre-sold one block to Grainger who operate it as a PRS scheme.  Likely to be the first block built at North end of site.  

Solum Website

Stag Hill                               

Scheme still being finalised; a submission for planning was expected during the summer but has failed to materialise.

Guildford Park Rd Car Park

GBC Scheme is delayed as the MSCP has been removed.  The scheme will need to be revised and at least in part re-submitted for Planning Approval.  There is considerable discussion on-going about an Active Transport corridor through the site and along the south side of the Cathedral.

Bright Hill Car Park             

Council have appointed consultants for the site.  A recent development is that the Robin Hood Pub is closing - whether this is now included in the site is unclear.


GBC Scheme to upgrade the Museum has been delayed/cancelled due to the Economic Situation

House of Fraser                  

The future of the shop is uncertian, part of the site may be converted to be a Hotel with retail retained on the Ground Floor.  Site is a difficult site in that it is very deep getting natural light to the centre is a issue.

North Street                         

St Edwards (M&G/Berkley Homes JV) have now strted a consultation exercise on the site following agreement with Guildford Council who own part of the site.  The Bus Station will stay on the site but be relocated to the east side of the site and be connected to Leapale Rd. 

JTP are the appointed architects.  

A  draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report for comment has been submitted to GBC 


M&G owners of the site appear to be negotiating a deal to sell site for development.  There appear to be 2-3 bidders.  The favoured option is to demolish and rebuild as housing

Plaza Site                            

Up for Sale – site cleared

Casino Site                         

Planning Refused 7-2020, a consented scheme is still applicable for the site.  The owners of the site have now appealed the refusal of the council.


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