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November 25, 2014

Solum Regeneration submits plans for Guildford railway station improvement, UK

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A joint venture between Network Rail and Kier Property, Solum Regeneration, has submitted a planning application for a £150m regeneration scheme based around improvements to Guildford railway station in Surrey, UK.

Said to be the seventh project to be promoted by Solum, the Guildford scheme includes a new £25m station, as well as construction of 445 new homes and commercial office space.

Under the scheme, more retail and restaurant units will also be developed.

Network Rail Property director of development Stuart Kirkwood said: "This innovative plan for the redevelopment of Guildford station will give passengers better access, improved station facilities and better links with the rest of the town centre.

"The redevelopment of Guildford station will give passengers better access, improved station facilities and better links with the rest of the town centre."

"It will ensure that the station has the capacity to cater for increased passenger numbers over the coming decades."

Various projects at Christchurch, Epsom and Walthamstow have already been completed by Solum Regeneration.

Work is expected to commence at Redhill and Haywards Heath as well as at Twickenham, after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Solum development director Peter Hughes added: "Guildford will be our biggest regeneration project yet.

"Our proposals will regenerate an unsightly and underused brownfield site in the town centre and provide a modern, attractive station."

Claimed to be the busiest in Surrey, the Guildford railway station serves almost eight million passengers annually, which represents an increase of six million from ten years ago.


Image: Guildford railway station serves almost eight million passengers each year. Photo: courtesy of Arriva436.

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