Background

Established in July 2008, Solum Regeneration is a partnership between Network Rail and Kier Property, formed to attract private investment into the rail network.

The Solum approach is to create value through mixed use developments which generate funding to provide station and environmental improvements to the travelling public.

It has completed projects at Christchurch, Epsom and Walthamstow, and has recently started work on a project at Haywards Heath. It also has secured planning permission for major regeneration projects at Twickenham and Redhill.

Almost eight million people travel through Guildford Station every year, up from six million just ten years ago. As demand continues to grow and new rail services are added to the network, we will provide a new and larger station that can comfortably accommodate the future increases in passengers.

The area around Guildford Station is in need of investment and identified by the Council as a development opportunity to help reduce development pressure on greenfield sites within the Borough.

The site has long been identified in the Council’s planning policies for mixed-use development to include commercial and residential uses. The £150m regeneration scheme to redevelop the area around Guildford Station has been approved by the Planning Inspectorate in January 2018.