GRAHAM has been awarded a contract to build over 100 new homes, new student accommodation, retail units and a cinema in Egham, Surrey.
The £60m project, formally known as Egham Gateway West, is being managed by development and placemaking group Places for People on behalf of Runnymede Borough Council.
Mary Parsons, group director, placemaking & regeneration for the council’s development partner Places for People said:
“The revitalisation of Egham Town Centre is the exciting next phase of Runnymede Borough Council’s multi-million-pound investment plans into their communities.
“As the council’s development partner, we are delighted to be working with GRAHAM on this ambitious project which will deliver much-needed new homes, leisure, retail and public realm to transform this part of the town centre.”
The mixed-use development will deliver 1,300sqm of new retail space as well as a new, high-quality public realm connecting the development to the rest of the town centre.
Alex Williams, corporate head of assets and regeneration at Runnymede Borough Council, said: “Our plans for Egham will further revitalise the town, embedding it as an attractive option for companies seeking to relocate to the borough.
“Runnymede is already a sought-after location for company headquarters and retail stores, and our focus on Egham’s town centre is intended to give the area a competitive advantage through creating great living and socialising options for workers. Importantly Egham Gateway will also give local people and students greater choice in their day-to-day lives.”
Guy Salazar-Lewis, contracts manager at GRAHAM added: “This project will bring much-needed housing, business and a new square and improvements to Egham, including new shops, restaurants and student accommodation. We look forward to working closely with Places for People and Runnymede Borough Council to deliver a thriving new quarter for the local area.”