The Union Yard regeneration scheme will transform the heart of Aldershot town centre
Union Yard development progress
Building work started in mid-November 2021, with a target completion date of summer 2024.
All windows have been installed and masonry to the façade is completed for Block E (including 18 affordable apartments). Scaffolding was removed in early June and the internal fit outs are 32% complete.
Block C and D (including 82 private apartments), the 1st fix M&E is complete to Levels 1-4. The external brickwork is ongoing on Levels 2 & 3.
The Metsec Steel Framing Solution and the windows have been installed in Block S (student accommodation). The roof finishes to the Block are also 80% complete. Party walls, ductwork and underfloor heating is now 75% complete.
You can follow the building progress on our time-lapse camera.
Demolition of Union Street site
You can watch a time-lapse video of the demolition of the Union Street site. Please be aware this video contains flickering images.
About Union Yard
Union Yard is a council regeneration scheme that will see the comprehensive redevelopment of a key area of Aldershot town centre and will create a new, revitalised and vibrant space.
It will provide flexible retail, new homes and public space in the heart of the town centre, as well as accommodation for students. Among the features will be a makers' yard, with new public square and creative space for small and independent businesses.
We will keep ownership of the student accommodation and commercial units.
Our Development Management Committee gave planning permission in June 2020 to the Rushmoor Development Partnership for the demolition of the existing buildings and the construction of 100 new homes, 128 student units and flexible retail/commercial/business/community space, together with improved public space and car and cycle parking.
In July 2021, our Cabinet formally agreed to proceed with the redevelopment and recommended that the budget be put in place to allow the scheme to press ahead. A full meeting of the council approved the Cabinet's recommendations.
Demolition of the site started in February 2021 and was completed in November 2021.
External funding for regeneration
We were successful in securing £5 million of government grant funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) and £1.2m from the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership to help with development costs.