Work begins on Wolsey Place
Published: 12 September, 2011
Woking Council presses the start button on centre refurbishment and extension
Woking Borough Council has started construction on the re-configuration and extension of the Wolsey Place shopping centre that it acquired in February 2010.
Retailer interest in three new units has been high with Pret A Manger snapping up a two- level 4,100-sq ft unit on a 15-year lease. Negotiations are at an advanced stage on a 7,000-sq ft two-floor store with a final unit providing 1,575 sq ft on ground floor with 1,000 sq ft on first floor remaining.
Councillor John Kingsbury, Leader of Woking Borough Council said: “The swift agreement with Pret and significant interest in the two remaining units demonstrates that Woking town centre continues to appeal to quality retailers.”
As part of the project the environment surrounding Wolsey Place will be significantly improved with refurbishment works planned for Mercia Walk, Peacock Walk and Town Square. Completion is expected by Easter 2012.
Green & Partners and Nash Bond are joint letting agents for Wolsey Place. CBRE represented Pret.