Rushmoor Borough Council has been successful in its bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. £20 million will go towards a new state-of-the-art Leisure and Cultural Hub in Farnborough town centre – the Farnborough Civic Quarter.
The funding will be used for a new library, swimming pool, and leisure centre, as well as cultural and community spaces such as a play area, skate park, and parking.
A stone’s throw from Westmead House, the new leisure and cultural hub is part of Rushmoor Council’s plans for the regeneration of the town’s civic quarter. The aim is to create a sustainable, net-zero carbon development and new community heart in the centre of Farnborough.
What this means for Westmead House
The funding will apply to the redevelopment of the existing Leisure Centre site and does not currently impact on any redevelopment of the remainder of the Civic Quarter or Westmead House.
In light of this, Westmead House is arranging for a member of the Rushmoor Borough Council Regeneration team to attend our next networking event. This will be once the Civic Quarter and Civic Hub planning application has been taken to the RBC Planning Committee, which is currently scheduled for 22nd March 2023.
Until planning is confirmed, there will not be a definitive decision on the programme of the development and the timing of the construction plans which may have an impact on Westmead House.
If any of our clients at Westmead House have comments or suggestions, or would like to know more, you can get in touch with Leo Docherty MP here.
Find out more about the plans for the Farnborough Civic Quarter.