The High Street, Princess Way and Knoll Walk have received £3.5million of grant funding from Enterprise M3 LEP which has been increased with £900k of funding from Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) to improve the roads and pavements in these historic areas.
The works started on Monday 6 January 2020 and are due to complete in February 2021.
Dyer and Butler are the construction engineers who are undertaking the works. If you have specific questions regarding the project please email these to Camberley.email@example.com.
We have also prepared a list of commonly asked questions and answers. http://camberleybeinspired.co.uk/camberley-high-street-princess-way-and-knoll-walk-improvement-works-your-questions-answered/
What is happening now?
The works are taking place in five phases. Four phases are now under construction and one phase complete.
Active Phases: Central/Footway sections of High Street North, Central/Footway sections of High Street South, Knoll Walk and the Pedestrian section of Princess Way.
Completed Phase: The carriage way section in Princess Way.
Christmas break – 18 December 2020 until 4 January 2021.
Works ceased on the project on 18 December 2020 and will start again on 4 January 2021.
The carriageway in High Street South and High Street North will be open for Service and Delivery vehicles during this time. The one way thoroughfare will resume for Service and Delivery vehicles with access from the roundabout at the junction of Pembroke Broadway.
The High Street is not open yet for general traffic or parking.
The site will be checked daily by Dyer and Butler.
Phase 1 Central part of the High Street
The asphalt road surface, granite paving on the pavements and granite kerbs are nearly complete.
The pavements in this area are now complete and open to pedestrians.
The completed new pavements and kerb surfaces are wide and flat, providing a safer environment for everyone including the elderly, disabled and families.
The new modern lighting columns have been installed.
The new street furniture, including new benches, bins and cycle racks, are now being installed.
Phase 2 Princess Way Pedestrian Section
Granite paving has been laid on the pavements and walkways. This work is complete.
The granite steps in princess way are complete and the granite planters now have attractive new plants in them.
The new modern lighting columns have been installed.
Street furniture is now being installed.
Phase 3 Princess Way Carriageway
This area is now complete and Service Yard 6 is accessible to delivery and service vehicles.
The new granite sets in this section have been laid in an eye catching pattern and colours that compliments the overall design of the scheme.
Phase 4 Southern half of the High Street
This work is now taking place. The old road surface and the pavement surface on the Ashwood House side has been evacuated and new paving and granite kerbs have been laid.
Work will start on the pavements on the opposite side of the road in January 2021.
Phase 5 Knoll Walk
Improvement works are now taking place. The improvements will bring new trees, a green wall of plants, seating and lighting to this area.
The new lighting fixtures are now in place and the majority of the paving is now complete. The street furniture is in the process of being installed.
The walkway is now open to pedestrians.
Public art – Streets of Gold.
The public art scheme is now being installed.
‘Streets of Gold’ brings elements of Camberley’s heritage and history to life in a series of bronze plaques embedded into the walls, pavements and planters across the High Street and Knoll Walk.
M+R (Musson and Retallick) are the artist collaboration who have created the display. Streets of Gold is a collection of statements, questions and sentiments gathered by M+R from the people of Camberley. Fragments of these statements become disassembled poetry, ready to be reassembled in any order by viewers of the artwork.
What improvements will the project bring to Camberley?
These works will bring greatly improved road and pavement surfaces to these areas. New trees, plants, lighting and street furniture will also be installed creating a modern, attractive space.
- Pavements will be constructed from high-quality materials and will match the surrounding architecture
- New improved road surfaces
- New street lighting
- New modern street furniture
- Trees will be planted along the High Street, Princess Way and Knoll Walk as well as evergreens, grasses and bulbs
- Public art installation celebrating Camberley’s heritage
Why is the top part of the High Street not included in this project?
The top of the High Street from the Obelisk Way junction to London Road will be improved in the future as part of the London Road development. Kier have been selected as the developer for this project and are currently working on their designs and timescales for the site.
Camberley Be Safe
To ensure you stay safe in Camberley please observe and follow the social distancing guidelines that are in place in Main Square car park, The Square shopping centre, High Street, Park Street and The Atrium.
When shopping please;
- Keep to the left as you walk around town
- Observe social distancing from other shoppers where possible
- Wear a face covering in the shops, car park stairwells and lifts, unless you are exempt due to a medical condition. Children of 11 and under also do not need to wear face coverings.
- Observe and follow the social distancing floor stickers and markers throughout the centres and shops
- Use hand sanitiser when available
- Spend only the required shopping time in town