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“Once-in-a-Generation” Egham Redevelopment Plans Unveiled in Full

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Following the initial consultation in May 2017 for the Egham Gateway West site, developer Places for People has published updated designs in what has been described by John Rice, Runnymede Borough Council's (RBC) director of commercial services, as "a once in a generation change to the face of Egham".

The plans aim to transform Egham town-centre by the building of an Italia Conti performing arts academy and accompanying 750-seat theatre. In addition, the plans will include new retail units and student accommodation for 170 students.

Updates to the initial proposal include adjusting the overall height and scale of the planned buildings as well as relocating a number of retail units to ground-floor level on pedestrian routes. The plans for Egham Gateway West also provide a new entrance to the town centre from both the railway station and key surrounding streets, as well as new public spaces including courtyards, tree-lined avenues and lawns with seating.

Egham Gateway West is part of the Runnymede Regeneration Programme, RBC's £200 million investment and redevelopment programme.