HLM were commissioned to assist Waverley Borough Council in developing masterplan proposals for the regeneration of Godalming town centre. Waverly Borough Council identified three key sites within the town centre – including their own offices – with the potential to help solve a number of challenges and deliver improvements for the residents of Godalming.
The regeneration team were responsible for guiding the discovery of optimum solutions interpreting the vision into a range of options and uses across the three sites and assessing the design and viability potential for each site. The optimum viable solutions were shortlisted and scored against established critical success factors to determine the most appropriate solutions. The resultant project gained unanimous approval from the project board and the leader of the Council. HLM also assisted in facilitating initial public engagement.
Initial designs included new town centre housing, collaborative workspace for the Council and partners, upgraded public realm and a new high street anchor. The two main sites are situated directly adjacent to the local conservation area and the Council office development includes the extension and restoration of a local heritage façade.