Aldershot Shop Front Improvement Scheme

Retailers applied for grants of up to £10,000 to improve their shop fronts.

In 2015, we invited landlords and retailers in Aldershot town centre to apply for grants up to £10,000 to help with the cost of shop front improvements. 

We received 36 applications from businesses, which were considered by members of our Cabinet.  Eight applications were approved for funding with a further seven recommended for approval subject to further work.

Shop front improvements completed

  • Poppins in Union Street received £10,000 to help them install a hardwood shop front, fascia and signage
  • The Funky End public house in Station Road received £6,750 to help them repaint and repair the buildings historic frontage in traditional colours
  • Three Wishes gift shop in the High Street received £1,280 to enhance its character with a repainted shop frontage and new signage
  • HM supplies in Grosvenor Road - repainting of shop frontage
  • Frankies cafe in the High Street - hardwood shop front frontage
  • Bargain Buys in Wellington Street - traditional style hardwood shop frontage
  • Just Cuts in Victoria Road - new traditional style signage

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The aim of the scheme

The scheme was funded by Rushmoor Borough Council and Enterprise M3 and aimed to encourage retailers and landlords to enhance their shop fronts, windows, doors and signage in a traditional and sympathetic manner, either through repair of existing traditional features or reinstatement of historic architectural details. 

We hope that the scheme will help businesses to create more attractive frontages and enhance the character of the town centre and make it more welcoming to local residents and visitors.

Next steps

During the applications process, we received a number of applications from neighbouring premises in Upper Union Street, Grosvenor Road and Station Road. We have brought these applications together as composite scheme and the contractor is on site implementing the proposals, which are due to be completed by the end of February 2018. 

If you would like any more information about the scheme, get in touch with our Aldershot town centre management team using the contact details on this page.

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