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#WeAreWoking is a promise to our community. A promise of new hotels and homes, of more jobs, shops, and parking spaces. #WeAreWoking is the promise of a bigger and better Woking built by our community for everyone to enjoy.

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2021
FOR ALL TO ENJOY: THE BUILDING WORK WILL BE COMPLETE, AND THE AMAZING IMPROVEMENTS TO WOKING WILL BE IMMEDIATELY VISIBLE. RESIDENTS AND VISITORS CAN ENJOY TWO NEW CIVIC SPACES AND PLAZAS. OUR MISSION HAS BEEN TO TRANSFORM WOKING AS A COMMUNITY, FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY, AND WE ARE PROUD TO BE PART OF OUR TOWN’S LEGACY.
2020
PARK IN TOWN: We will be welcoming customers from all over with 380 new parking spaces right in the centre of Woking.
We’re committed to our presence in the town, and look forward to continuing to care for our customers and the local community Tara O’Halleran, Store Manager, Boots Woking
2020 Autumn
SHOPPING SURGE: The promise of a bigger and better Woking will be realised by 125,000sq ft of new shopping space.
8 NEW RETAIL UNITS: As well as the flagship M&S, our new shops will include Boots and seven further retail units.
2019
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HILTON WOKING: 189 rooms including junior and senior suites, ballroom and banqueting space, a Skybar on the 22nd floor, and in-house restaurant. A gym for guests and meeting rooms will also be available
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The apartments are safe and secure with state of the art monitoring of access points and public spaces.
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PRIME APARTMENTS: We are proudly bringing 429 high-specification apartments to Woking. Our two new tower blocks offer built-to-rent homes in a prime location. With full concierge facilities, an external garden, and an amenity space for residents, the quality is not just in the building itself, but in living here.
2019 Autumn
AN ICONIC SKYLINE: Reaching the heights of 30 and 34 storeys respectively, two new towers will completely transform Woking’s horizon.
2017
New High Street Link Road opens, helping improve public transport links and economic growth in the town centre.
2017 May
BIGGER & BETTER: The ground is ready, and we’ve started building the bigger and better Woking, including hotels, shopping, civic spaces, a medical centre, and an energy centre.
Woking Town Centre can look forward to a new and vibrant heart - a truly great place to work, visit and live Paul Hamer, Chief Executive, Sir Robert McAlpine
2017 March
THE COMMUNITY GROWS: Our building and civil engineering partner is Sir Robert McAlpine – a family-owned company who have worked on some of Britain’s biggest projects, including the O2 Arena and Olympic Stadium.
2016
2016 December
GREEN LIGHT: The £460 million investment package has been agreed and the transformation of Woking reaches a new level of civic aspiration and pride.
#WeAreWoking is an ethos built on our pride to be part of the community of Woking. Rebuilding on the site that holds so much heritage is the core building block of our community’s legacy moving forward Ray Morgan, Chief Executive
2016 November
THE TOWN’S LEGACY: The same ground that was home to Woking Market, fire station, and post office will be at the foundation of our transformation.
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A NEW PLACE TO LIVE: 32 new furnished apartments have been built above the new fire station.
This development presents us with an unrivalled opportunity… Every second counts when responding to an emergency and the design of this building allows firefighters to get out of the door as quickly as possible Kay Hammond, Surrey County Council Cabinet Associate for Community Safety Services
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2016 July
STATE OF THE ART: The new Woking Fire Station on Goldsworth Road has double the floorspace of the old station, meaning we can now fit six fire appliances all on one level.
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2015
Over 35 routers have been installed in locations including Jubilee Square, Commercial Way, and the HG Wells Conference and Events Centre.
As an organisation, we want to support the Woking economy Shahid Azeem, Arcom IT
2015 March
Free Wi-Fi is now available to anyone in the centre of Woking as the town centre becomes an even more connected, integrated digital hub.
2014
Members of Woking Borough Council’s planning committee voted unanimously to approve the creation of Victoria Square.
Woking Borough Council leader John Kingsbury praised the new market as “a bustling, vibrant hub for small traders offering a range of high quality food and produce that will benefit traders, visitors and above all, Woking.”
2014 October
Situated in the covered walkway between Jubilee Square and the former bandstand, Market Walk includes 15 purpose-built permanent kiosks that are home to a range of traders, as well as additional demountable seasonal stalls.
This development presents us with an unrivalled opportunity to shape a prosperous future and make our ambitions and our vision a reality Cllr. David Bittleston, Woking Borough Council.
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2014 January
A JOINT VENTURE: The Victoria Square and Woking Fire Station planning application is submitted
2013
2013 July
Works to create Woking’s new state-of-the-art covered market begin, bringing a more diverse and vibrant market scene to the town centre. The relocation of the market has been necessary as part of the Victoria Square redevelopment, allowing for a new covered market with 27 stalls.
2013 April
As renovation works to Commercial Way commence, the area between Alexander House and Provincial House will be the first to be enhanced, with new high quality granite paving, street furniture, lighting, new species of Sweetgum and Elm trees, and upgrades to the CCTV system.
2012
2012 November
JUBILEE SQUARE UNVEILED: Jubilee Square’s first piece of public art, ‘Winning Shot’ by Guildford-based artist, Christine Charlesworth is a bronze sculpture of paralympic basketballer Ade Adepitan MBE. Capturing Ade’s strength and determination, ‘Winning Shot’ has been unveiled along with two giant mosaics made up of over 10,000 tiny images depicting Borough residents’ memories of the cultural, sporting and Jubilee-themed events and activities that took place throughout 2012.
The centrepiece image, taken by local resident Adrian Meredith, is of Team GB’s Men’s Olympic Cycling Team whizzing past St Johns Church in West Byfleet.
2011
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RETAIL SPACE SNAPPED UP: Pret a Manger and JD Sports are quick off the mark securing 15 and 10 year leases in Woking.
2010
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This will help to stabilise the town’s economic position and gives us the control of the town centre to make a more cohesive shopping centre Ray Morgan, Chief Executive
2010 February
THE FIRST STEP: Wolsey Place Shopping Centre has been purchased by Woking Borough Council, kick-starting the process of redeveloping our town.