High Street, Princess Way and Knoll Walk improvement works
Update February 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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 road and pavement surfaces to be laid.
The Princess Way pedestrian section is on track and works are progressing well.
The High Street section was unfortunately disrupted on 22 January 2020 due to the discovery that the existing gas and water mains are not in the positions that the pre-work checks with the companies had identified. This has led to problems with the positioning of the tree pits and the alignment of the road surface.
The designers and contractors have been working at full speed to overcome this issue and find a solution which will mean works on the High Street will be up and running again soon. It is hoped that the contractors can catch up on lost time to overcome this delay.
Knoll Walk is currently 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 middle High Street phases have completed the project will then move to the carriageway on Princess Way, the bottom 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 made 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.