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Victoria Place Woking Officially Opens
Woking's much anticipated new retail, residential and leisure destination, Victoria Place Woking, has officially opened its doors.
The opening was celebrated with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Liam Lyons and the Leader of Woking Borough Council, Cllr Ayesha Azad. The ceremony marked both the official opening of the destination and anchor store, Marks & Spencer.
"Victoria Place Woking will define our borough and benefit current and future generations for years to come"
Cllr Ayesha Azad
Leader, Woking Borough Council
G&T is providing Project Management and Principal Designer & CDM Consultancy services on the development which, alongside the new 125,000 sq ft retail space, also features 429 Build to Rent apartments across two 30 and 34 storey towers, a new four-star 189-bed Hilton hotel (G&T provided Cost Management services), two public plazas as well as new parking facilities over 11 levels including 78 EV charge points.
Incorporated into the design of the new car park is a living wall featuring 475,000 individual plants that will help improve air quality by trapping pollutants.
Cllr Ayesha Azad, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: "The opening of Victoria Place Woking marks the start of an exciting new era for the borough and is a significant milestone in our journey to making Woking one of, if not the most, exciting and vibrant boroughs in the south-east.
"Victoria Place Woking will define our borough and benefit current and future generations for years to come, and I'm looking forward to working with residents and local businesses to make the most of the opportunities the new development will bring."
A joint venture between Woking Borough Council and Moyallen Group, The £700m investment in Victoria Place Woking is a key component in Woking's future growth ambitions and the council's mission to create a high quality, modern environment where people aspire to live and businesses choose to locate.