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Green light for £330m Woking high-rise cluster


Malaysian developer EcoWorld London has finally got the green light to build a cluster of high rise flats in Woking town centre providing over 900 homes.The controversial Goldsworth Road development in Woking won a planning appeal after four storeys were shaved on the tallest tower, lowering it to 36 storeys.The new scheme provides 965 units along with over 14,000m² of commercial space and a new homeless shelter over five buildings.The first towers to be construction will be T1 and BAThe first towers to be built will be T1 and BA in the multi-phase construction programmeThe project has a development value of around £330m and is expected to cost around £190m to build.EcoWorld London, which gained a swathe of sites after buying up Willmott Dixon Homes assets, will be starting on site as soon as possible, with work expected to commence towards the end of 2022.The planning approval was given following an appeal of the initial decision in January 2021.Three of the planned towers linked by a podium of retail spaceEcoWorld London will invest more than £10m in local infrastructure as part of its planning commitment.The architect for the project, JTP, has ensured the proposed homes are of the highest standard in terms of mix, size and amenity space.The development will deliver car club spaces, as well as an additional 263 car parking spaces for residents – 40% of which will have electric car charging capabilities.