Woking’s stunning new £540 million Victoria Square development, one of the South East of England’s largest and most ambitious building and engineering projects, is firmly on track as it moves into the final phase of building.
Sir Robert McAlpine, the group spearheading the ambitious build, has just officially marked the progress with an official ‘topping out’ ceremony – a tradition in the construction industry which is held when then last beam or final roof piece is placed at the highest point of a structure. Internal design and exterior modelling will now begin ahead of its official opening later next year.
The project is a joint venture between Woking Borough Council and Moyallen Group. The £540 million investment in Victoria Square is a key component in Woking’s future growth ambitions. The Council’s mission was to create a high quality, modern environment where businesses choose to locate and where people aspire to live.
Ed McAlpine, Chair and Executive Partner at Sir Robert McAlpine, has commented on the progress towards this ambitious objective:
“It’s a masterpiece of modern engineering and carefully designed to accurately meet the needs of an ambitious, forward-looking destination with a goal to achieve, compete and outpace, Victoria Square represents a stunning, physical testament to that determination.”
The phased handover will take place from summer 2021. Victoria Square will deliver 125,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 429 residential apartments in two iconic sky-high towers, a new four-star Hilton hotel, a 50,000 sq. ft. flagship Marks and Spencer store, two public plazas, a medical centre and 2,800 parking spaces.
It will also feature a brand new 27,500 sq. ft Boots store and a further five retail units and a new restaurant on Commercial Way, all of which will be complemented by further public realm enhancements. This project marks a bright and exciting future for Woking as a town and community, catering for our ever-expanding population!