Builder wanted for £250m Woking towers scheme

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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The bid race is starting for a big name contractor to deliver Woking town centre’s landmark £250m Victoria Square high-rise residential and retail scheme.

Ambitious town centre rebuild already has detailed planning consent
Ambitious town centre rebuild already has detailed planning consent

A three-way development joint venture between Peacocks shopping centre owner Moyallen, Surrey County Council and Woking Borough Council is seeking a principal contractor for the project to be built on land to the west of Wolsey Place shopping centre.

Their joint venture, Bandstand Square Developments, has already obtained detailed planning consent for 125,000 sq ft of retail floorspace anchored by Marks & Spencer, a 190-bed four star hotel in a 21 storey tower, 392 flats in two towers of 30 and 34 storeys. 

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The plans also include space for a medical centre, 380 additional car parking spaces and two new public plazas

Work on Victoria Square is set to begin in early 2017, with completion in 2020. 

Peter Robinson, managing director of Moyallen, said: “Beginning the process of appointing our principal contractor is a key stage in the delivery of Victoria Square. 

“We are seeking a contractor with the skills, expertise and understanding to deliver what will be one of the most significant developments in Surrey.  Woking town centre is going from strength-to-strength and Victoria Square is central to its future success.”

The deadline for the submission of expressions of interest is January 29. 

Interested parties should contact Billy Wallace at WH Stephens, cost managers for the development.

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