Union Yard

The Union Yard regeneration scheme will transform the heart of Aldershot town centre.

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About the Union Yard scheme

The Union Yard regeneration scheme will see the comprehensive redevelopment of a key area in the 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 Aldershot town centre, as well as accommodation for students. Among the features will be a Makers Yard, offering a new public square and creative space for small and independent businesses.

In the spring, it was formally agreed that the project would move ahead with the us as the developer, so we keep ownership of the student accommodation and commercial units.

Progress on the Union Yard development

Our Development Management Committee gave planning permission on Wednesday 24 June 2020 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.

The next stage in the regeneration of Aldershot town centre can now begin after councillors gave the green light for construction work to start.

On Wednesday 28 July 2021, Cabinet Members formally agreed to proceed with the redevelopment and recommended that the budget be put in place to allow the scheme to press ahead.  Full Council approved the Cabinet's recommendations on Thursday 29 July 2021.

Demolition of the site started in February and is well underway, expecting to be completed by September.  Building work will begin in the autumn and is estimated to take around two and a half years to complete.

You can watch the current progress of the development on the site, from the image below. The photo is updated from 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.


View a full size image of the development

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.

Union Yard regeneration video

Watch the Leader of Rushmoor Borough Council, Councillor David Clifford talking about the proposals for Union Yard.

Contact

Regeneration
regeneration@rushmoor.gov.uk

 
 

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