A new green urban quarter which will rejuvenate the town centre
Located in Woking, between the North and South Downs, Goldsworth Road will deliver a comprehensive residential-led, mixed-use development to revitalise a key area within the town centre. The town is well-placed sitting approximately 25 miles south-west of London, on the edge of the Greater London Urban Area. The proximity to the station and the town centre means that the site has always been a barometer for change in the town.
JTP’s masterplan-led approach is focussed around the pedestrianisation of the eastern end of Goldsworth Road, reinterpreted as a new green public space. An active ground floor is proposed with a variety of new commercial frontages, residential entrances, and reimagined public realm. The public realm will be designed as a multi-functional piece of green infrastructure intended to bring a variety of benefits to people and the environment.
Our plans for Goldsworth Road will contribute to the ongoing enhancements of Woking’s town centre. By providing a pedestrian-friendly link through to the west of the town, we endeavour to deliver a scheme which has the local community at its heart.
Paul Boulter, Deputy Managing Director at EcoWorld London
Woking is undergoing significant change, with several large-scale residential proposals being submitted for planning, or that are already in development, including Victoria Square which lies adjacent to the Goldsworth Road site. The vision for Goldsworth Road intends to tie into the emerging cluster of development around the town centre, thus alleviating pressures of providing new homes within the surrounding hinterland and green belt.
– Four distinct buildings ranging in height from 12 to 37 storeys which will contain approximately 929 new homes contributing to the housing need of the borough.
– A variety of residential amenities including a spa, gym and residential lounge and over 2,000 sqm of mixed-use commercial space.
– A bespoke facility for York Road Project – a local charity which supports people facing homelessness in the borough – provides much needed space to expand its important services.
– A new home for the Woking Railway Athletic Club will replace the current single storey building and ensure a lasting legacy for the club, which is nearing its centenary.
– A variety of amenity spaces for residents and visitors with seating areas from the ground floor businesses, lawn areas to relax and flexible spaces for events.
– 215 sqm of play space within the public realm comprised of informal play trails and playable furniture / sculpture.
– New pedestrian and cycle route as well as cycle parking and a repair station promotes sustainable means of transport.
– Significant greening of the street with around 45 new trees and 550 sqm planting in the public realm, and around 320 sqm of vertical greening - bringing benefits in terms of air quality, biodiversity, urban cooling and wellbeing.