Farnborough civic quarter

The civic quarter sits to the south of Farnborough town centre and presents a significant opportunity for development.

Consultation on plans for Farnborough police station site

A public consultation event for the former Farnborough police station site, the proposed first phase of the regeneration of the civic quarter, took place on Tuesday 9 January, offering people the chance to find out about the Homes and Communities Agency's proposals for the future development of the site and to provide feedback.

The display boards are now available at the council offices until Friday 19 January during normal opening hours.

You can also view a copy of the pdf icon former police station consultation boards [8Mb] and have your say by completing the Homes and Communities Agency's online survey. The consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 16 February.

Comments about the wider civic quarter site and keeping you updated on future plans

If you have any comments on the wider civic quarter site, if you'd us to get back to you and/or keep you informed about future plans for the site, please let us know by filling in our civic quarter feedback form.

Our regeneration plans for the civic quarter

The civic quarter offers a significant opportunity for a development that integrates with the town centre.

The site is currently home to Farnborough Leisure Centre, Elles Hall community centre, Farnborough library, Westmead House (offices), a skate park, surface car parks and a public green space. It was also home to the now-demolished police station. 

Location of Farnborough town centre's civic quarter Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window

The civic quarter will be a vibrant mixed-use space, providing new opportunities for town centre living alongside active ground floor uses, such as cafes and restaurants along with the leisure centre, library and community centre. Improvements to the public space will see an improved central green, forming the focal point for events, and improved pedestrian links between the town centre (at the side of Iceland) and Farnborough Business Park. 

What's happened so far

  • June 2015 - we adopt the pdf icon Farnborough Civic Quarter Masterplan SPD [9Mb] following public consultation. It sets out the planning framework to make sure there is coordinated approach to redevelopment of the site
  • January 2017 - AECOM is appointed to develop the civic quarter masterplan
  • January 2017 - landowners enter into a memorandum of understanding
  • February 2017 - we appoint GVA to provide property advice
  • March 2017 - police station building is demolished to allow for a first phase of development

Next steps in the regeneration of the civic quarter

We are working with the other landowners of the site - Hampshire County Council, the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Wilky Group - on a masterplan proposal for the site. 

About the civic quarter

The civic quarter formed part of Pinehurst Barracks in the run-up to the Second World War. The community centre was formerly the sergeants' mess building.

The 1970s saw a substantial change on the form of the area, with the clearing away of much of the barracks and the emergence of the civic quarter in the form of the library, police station and the first phase of the leisure centre.

The second phase of development on the leisure centre followed in the 1980s and the site layout has been maintained to the current day. 

Civic quarter

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