High Street, Princess Way and Knoll Walk improvement works
Update April 2020
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.
Dyer and Butler are the construction engineers who are undertaking the works. If you have specific questions regarding the project you can 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/
In accordance with Government Guidelines and the latest advice from the CLC (Construction Leadership Council) construction projects can still continue. The workforce numbers have been reduced on this project to facilitate social distancing and Dyer ad Butler are regularly reminding their employees of this.
What is happening now?
The works are taking place in five phases and the first two phases are now in construction. These areas are the middle section of the High Street and the pedestrian section of Princess Way. The old road and pavement surfaces have been removed and the sites are being prepared for the new surfaces to be laid.
The Princess Way pedestrian section is ahead of schedule and works continue to progress well. The surfaces are now ready for the new paving to be laid. Pedestrians can still access The Square shopping centre via the entrance at Princess Way. This entrance is accessed by a footway which is partitioned off surrounding the active works. Wilko, Savers, Specsavers and Pet’s Corner will also remain open through the works and are fully accessible. The improvement works on these shop fronts will take place in the evenings and at weekends when the stores are closed.
The High Street section is again progressing well. The granite kerbs are starting to be laid in this area. Works will start on the pavement areas shortly and the new tree planters will also be installed.
The zebra crossing on the High Street is now open and only closes as and when the works require. Access across the High Street is still maintained by Princess Way and Obelisk Way.
Knoll Walk continues to be closed to the general public as is being used to store materials. Alternative walk-throughs from Knoll Road to the High Street are Bissingen Way, Portesbery Road and St George’s Road.
What will happen next?
Once the Princess Way Pedestrian and the Central High Street phases have completed the project will then move to the carriageway on Princess Way, the southern half of the High Street and finally Knoll Walk.
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.