Victoria Square tops out

Construction at Woking’s £540m development moves into final phases

Construction company Sir Robert McAlpine has held an official ceremony to mark the progress of Woking’s new £540m Victoria Square development. The ‘topping out’ ceremony marks a milestone in the building project, signalling that all structures have now been completed.

Internal design and exterior modelling will now begin ahead of its official opening later next year.

Due for phased handover from late 2020 with completion by spring 2021, Victoria Square will deliver 125,000 sq ft of retail space, 429 residential apartments in two sky-high towers, a four star Hilton hotel, a 50,000-sq ft flagship Marks and Spencer store, two public plazas, a medical centre and 2,800 parking spaces.

It will also feature a brand new 27,500 sq ft Boots store, a further five retail units, and a new restaurant on Commercial Way, all of which will be complemented by further public realm enhancements.

Ed McAlpine, Chair and Executive Partner at Sir Robert McAlpine, said: “The ritual of ‘Topping Out’ is an ancient custom which marks the successful attainment of the highest point in a major project’s construction and we are thrilled by the progress now being made and by the strong and positive impact which the Victoria Square development is already making in Woking.

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