Hampshire town regeneration masterplan approved


A major regeneration scheme in Farnborough has been approved, following £20 million in government backing. 

Farnborough Civic Quarter.
Credit: Rushmoor Borough Council
by Rory ButlerFebruary 27, 2023

The Rushmoor Development Partnership (RDP) is pressing ahead with its new Civic Quarter development south of the town centre, following outline planning consent and Levelling Up funding. 

The mixed-use leisure, residential and cultural hub is a joint venture (JV) between Hill Investment Partnerships and Rushmoor Borough Council. 

Among its plans are up 1,000 new homes and a hotel. 

Other features 

  • New leisure centre 
  • Civic hub (including council offices, a library and community space) 
  • Shopping and commercial development 
  • Replacement skatepark 
  • New central park 

“The regeneration proposals would create a vibrant mixed-use space, providing new opportunities for town centre living alongside active ground floor uses, such as cafes and restaurants along with the leisure centre, library and community space,” said the council. 

It added: “The new central park would become the focal point for events and a place to meet friends, while improved pedestrian links would help to join up the town centre and the wider area, including the Farnborough business park.” 


The new Civic Quarter is currently home to Farnborough library, the former leisure centre, which is being demolished, the council offices, Westmead House offices, a skatepark, car parks, public open space and the now-demolished Elles Hall and police station. 

The council was approached about which construction firms it is partnering with.  

Planning consultancy Stantec (formerly Barton Willmore) is listed on the planning documents.  

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