New town centre
With the population predicted to increase by around 6,000 residents, the regeneration includes the development of a thriving new town centre which will include community spaces to integrate the existing and new residents. The new town centre will be located on Prince Philip Barracks and will include the new school, leisure centre, health hub and public service hub as well as an array of shops, restaurants and commercial office spaces. Parts of the Green Grid and the introduction of a transport hub will help ensure that the town centre is easily accessible. The key elements of the new town centre, including several shops and restaurants, are expected to open mid-end 2019.
Culture, Arts & Heritage
Consideration for culture, arts & heritage is an essential part of the regeneration and a working group has been establish to ensure a co-ordinated, town-wide approach to arts, heritage & culture. Maintaining a link to Whitehill & Bordon’s garrison history will be highlighted through the retention of key military buildings, the use of royal artillery red in paintwork and the use of the parade square as a community space.
A co-ordinated approach is also underway regarding the provision of community growing spaces which help foster a community spirit. Plans for both the Prince Philip and Louisburg Barracks include allotments and a community orchard is planned between the residential and commercial areas of the Louisburg Barracks.