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 2024.
June 2022 update
The reinforced concrete frames are now well above the hoardings in Union Street and Wellington Street.
The taller structure in Union Street will provide one of the bigger ground floor units, with affordable homes above. It will also form part of the main access into the main yard area.
The structure at the corner with Wellington Street will welcome a new restaurant or café with homes above.
The student accommodation will soon start to emerge on the High Street side of the site.
Once the frames are in place, the façade and brickwork will be added while work starts on fitting the insides of the buildings.
You follow the building progress from 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.