GRE E N H E A LTH Y CO N N EC TE D
AT A GLANCE… TOTAL REGENERATION INVESTMENT OF
£1BILLION £60MILLION DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTIONS
(S106) PACKAGE SECURED 2
ENTERPRISE ZONE PARTNERSHIP ESTABLISHED
NEW FUTURE SKILLS CENTRE
NEW RELIEF ROAD COMPLETED
SPEEDY AND HIGH QUALITY PLANNING DECISIONS
NEW FACILITIES AT BORDON & HOGMOOR INCLOSURES
5,500 NEW SKATE PARK
HEALTHY NEW TOWN
JOBS TO BE CREATED
NEW HOMES TO BE BUILT
WHERE WE’VE B
AT A GLANCE................................................. 2-3 WHERE WE’VE BEEN AND WHERE WE’RE GOING.............................. 4-5 A LIFE IN THE TOWN................................... 6-7 PRIDE OF PLACE............................................. 8-9 HAMPSHIRE’S GREEN TOWN............. 10-11 HOUSING + HERITAGE.......................... 12-13 HEALTH + WELLBEING ........................... 14-15 INFRASTRUCTURE......................................16-17 JOBS, SKILLS + EDUCATION.................. 18-19 WHAT’S HAPPENING WHERE............ 20-21 WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT?.............. 22-23
Whitehill & Bordon is undergoing an incredible transformation from a garrison town into a green, healthy and connected town. After more than 100 years as a ‘garrison town’, the Army left in December 2015 and freed up more than 100 hectares of previously-developed land. Thanks to £1 billion of investment and superb partnerships, the land the Army left behind is going to be the heart of a new community, with jobs, homes, skills, schools, a green environment, state-ofthe-art technology and everything that a 21st Century town could possibly want.
EEN AND WHERE WE’RE GOING moves into town 1903 Army 2000 Army reveals intention to leave Whitehill & Bordon. and builds a base. WE’RE OFF RE HI THE
2015 Army leaves the town. Work to build homes and create jobs at Quebec Park and Louisburg Barracks begins. BYEEE
2016 Work starts on main garrison site at Prince Philip Barracks Awarded Healthy New Town status
Residents ask for more facilities but to protect green spaces.
W HAT ABOUT US?
Unanimous cross-party support for Green Town Vision plan.
Improvements to town Repositioned as Hampshire’s Green Town including: to secure further funding. • new allotments • fitness trail ! TA DAA • improvements to more than 1,000 homes • demonstration house • eco-terrace (building of first three homes starts)
Future Skills Centre and BASE, a new business and enterprise centre open Main site construction begins
2009 Whitehill & Bordon designated as an Eco-town, attracting approximately £12m funding. HE RE
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First 100 homes built at Quebec Park New community and enterprise hub and café open New town centre construction begins
Relief road complete New secondary school will open
The realisation of the vision – Whitehill & Bordon is transformed into Hampshire’s Green, Healthy and Connected Town with 3,350 new homes, 5,500 new jobs, a new town centre, new schools, a new road, publicly accessible open space, attractive walking and cycling routes, lots of shops, new facilities including a new six-lane swimming pool – a town full of opportunities.
ITâ€™S NOT ENOUGH TO BUILD HOUSES; WE NEED TO BUILD COMMUNITIES
Whitehill & Bordon is a new community in the making, inspired by its military legacy, shaped by its current community and delivered by many dedicated partners and agencies who all share the vision. To read about it is impressive; to see it taking shape is stunning. Our vision for this new town began with a masterplan of everything a new community needed. Houses of all types and tenures, jobs to make it self sustaining, superb education and training designed for the 21st Century and a brand new road to take the through and heavy traffic away from the centre. All of this developed in the context of healthy lifestyles and the highest standards of natural infrastructure and environmentally friendly buildings.
A LIFE IN THE TOWN Pass your succesful business that has grown with the town down to your children
Go to the high-quality rebuilt infant and junior school
Receive state-of-the-art healthcare in older years
Become a volunteer coach at a local sports team when youĘźre not playing anymore
Go to the brand new secondary school
Go to the Future Skills Centre and complete an apprenticeship in plumbing
7 Use the Business and Enterprise Centre for help and support to set up your own plumbing company
Start growing your own plants and produce at the community allotments Retire and have more time to make use of the vibrant town centre - community events, arts & cultural facilities and visit the cinema.
Buy your first home in the town you grew up in, built to high environmental standards
Join the Community Development Trust - to ensure that the town Become a member of the continues to develop top brand new leisure centre community facilities
Walk and cycle to work using the green loop and keep active by joining one of many local sports teams using the brand new sports pavillion and pitches
PRIDE OF PLACE People and community are at the heart of the regeneration. We have been working hard with local residents to make sure what we bring forward is what people want. It’s vital our vision appeals to new residents as well as those already here and that people are proud of their home town.
COMMUNITY TRUST The Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust is a new organisation working in partnership with residents, local authorities and community organisations to enhance the growing community. The Community Trust runs events that support active, healthy and social lifestyles and encourage people’s ‘pride of place’. This is done by bringing people together to set the community’s vision for our town and through working in partnership with the town and district councils and the developers of the regeneration programme.
CAFÉ 1759 Café 1759 is a new not-for-profit community café based in Chieftain House, Quebec Park. The café runs community events and uses local produce to create delicious, healthy homemade food supporting our status as a Healthy New Town. Café 1759 is supported by Radian, who developed Quebec Park.
XCHANGE Xchange is a group of organisations whose common goal is to keep residents updated on the regeneration plans and answer any concerns and questions about the changes. Xchange is an easy way for residents, community groups and charities to receive updates and put forward their views on the regeneration, allowing a crucial two-way flow of information between the project leaders and the community.
HAMPSHIREâ€™S GREEN TOWN Whitehill & Bordon is blazing a trail in low-carbon development as well as providing opportunities to existing residents to improve their homes. 150 hectares of high-quality green space in the town will benefit all residents and encourage healthy, active lifestyles.
RAISING ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS XX ÂŁ6.5million S106 investment to raise environmental performance in Prince Philip Park XX All homes in Whitehill & Bordon being built to better environmental standards - fabric-first approach leading to longer-term savings for residents XX Building homes that are resilient to a changing climate XX Low carbon development XX Assuring energy performance of homes through pioneering the Assured Performance Process - closing the performance gap and delivering carbon savings XX Commitment to ongoing energy performance monitoring of homes to demonstrate how they perform when lived in XX Quebec Park - 100 homes built to Zero Carbon Hub standards
XX Carbon offset to be invested in the wider town XX Renewable technologies including photovoltaics and air-source heat pumps
NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE XX A new seven mile green loop of improved footpaths and cycle ways around the town will link the town’s green spaces, new town centre, new and existing homes and will also link with the Shipwrights Way XX Hogmoor Inclosure has received an extensive make-over including new paths, trails and a large natural play area. More than 54 hectares of strategic woodland and heathland is now available for recreational use XX Improvements made to the 24ha Bordon Inclosure have opened up the area to enable more sunlight to enter the site and support local plant species, encouraging a large variety of wildlife to flourish Children are able to enjoy play areas created from natural materials such as logs and mounds. These improvements ensure Whitehill & Bordon’s wonderful environment can be enjoyed by all
XX Oxney Drain (a stream that runs the length of the development) will be improved to form a natural watercourse between the main residential neighbourhoods and Hogmoor Inclosure. This will improve surface water storage capacity and provide seasonal wetland areas, increasing the range of habitats for wildlife
RETROFIT XX More than £1m already invested in energy efficiency measures in existing homes and ongoing COSY programme to retrofit homes in the existing town XX COSY loans (£100,000 fund) - offering interest free loans to residents to retrofit their homes XX COSY grants (£80,000 fund) - grants for eligible residents to improve their homes
HOUSING + HERITAGE Heritage is a strong theme for the regeneration and there are several buildings that have been retained to ensure that the important military history of the town is respected and preserved for future generations. A number of the new housing areas seek to reflect the local military heritage and locally sourced materials are being used in their construction.
CENTURION + CHIEFTAIN BUILDINGS The Centurion and Chieftain Buildings on Quebec Barracks have been converted into a Community cafĂŠ and flexible office spaces.
There will be a mixture of affordable housing across the three development sites with options including shared ownership, help to buy and affordable rental.
BASE The transformation of the historic Broxhead House is complete and BASE Bordon Innovation Centre is open, bringing together a diverse mix of start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises and high-growth businesses to create an exhilarating community of collaborators, innovators and entrepreneurs.
AMHERST HOUSE Amherst House, formerly a Commanding Officerâ€™s house is being converted into four flats.
SANDHURST BLOCK One of two retained structures within the town centre.
SERGEANTSâ€™ MESS To be converted as part of the town centre, the striking frontage of the Sergeantsâ€™ Mess will look out onto the town park.
DUKES QUARTER Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company is redeveloping the former Prince Philip Barracks. A visitor centre showcasing the history and future plans for the site has opened alongside the new homes in Dukes Quarter, the first area of Prince Philip Park to be regenerated.
HEALTH + WELLBEING HEALTH + WELLBEING HUB We are making big investments to ensure the residents of Whitehill & Bordon have every opportunity to stay fit and healthy. The cornerstone of this will be a new Health and Wellbeing Hub, which is planned for the new town centre. We are working with the NHS and private partners to make sure it will include a range of modern services and facilities and give residents access to specialist support closer to home.
HEALTHY NEW TOWN STATUS 14
In March 2016, Whitehill & Bordon was selected as one of 10 NHS England Healthy New Town demonstrator sites across the country. Since then, local partners have been working hard to put the foundations in place to help people in Whitehill & Bordon live healthy, active and independent lives. As a result of the Healthy New Towns programme in Whitehill & Bordon the following has been achieved: XX Eight local organisations are taking part in the Safe Places scheme, which helps to provide refuge spaces for vulnerable people within the community when they are out in the town XX Hogmoor Inclosure parkrun was launched in March 2018 and junior parkrun in May 2019
XX Two beginners’ running groups have been launched XX Nearly 1,000 people attended the Spring into Health festival in March 2019, which promoted the many sports clubs, groups and health and wellbeing opportunities available in Whitehill & Bordon XX Making Every Contact Count (MECC) has been rolled out in Whitehill & Bordon. This training gives people the skills to use healthy conversation techniques in the hundreds of day to day interactions they have. MECC skills can be used anywhere to empower people to make positive changes to their behaviour to improve their mental and physical health and wellbeing XX The Hogmoor Inclosure was transformed into a dementia friendly and accessible space XX Café 1759, the new café on Quebec park, has embedded a healthy food culture into its business plan and runs cookery programmes for children to boost confidence in the kitchen to create healthy, nutritious meals XX Over 400 primary and pre-school children have been given balance bike or scooter training
SMART + CONNECTED
‘Smart and connected’ is also a strong part of the vision. Global technology giant IBM is joining forces with East Hampshire District Council and the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company to turn Whitehill & Bordon into a ‘connected’ town.
With its variety of shops, cafés and restaurants, the new town centre will offer something for everyone. The Sergeants’ Mess and Sandhurst block buildings are being retained and incorporated into the town centre design.
The new collaboration will bring state-of-the-art technology to the town and change the way people use their homes and interact with each other, their community and local services.
The new technology will allow residents to: XX interact more easily with their home, other residents, and with local institutions and businesses; XX live healthier lifestyles and receive healthcare in their own home when needed XX avoid traffic congestion and maintain good air quality XX easily access public services
Work is under way on a new leisure centre in Whitehill & Bordon. The facility will be built in the planned new town centre. The current centre at Mill Chase Academy will remain open while its replacement is being built. The new building will be ready during 2020. It will incorporate a range of exciting facilities, including a six-lane 25m indoor pool, a learner pool and familyfriendly changing facilities.
RELIEF ROAD The new 2.6 mile relief road supports the planned regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon and provides a free flowing alternative to the old A325 running through Whitehill & Bordon. It also provides access to the new development and will reduce community severance previously created by the heavy traffic flow on the old A325.
BOSC (BORDON + OAKHANGER SPORTS CLUB) The new colonial style BOSC building opened in late summer 2018. BOSC provides function and dining rooms for local events and clubs as well as a striking pavilion for cricket, tennis courts and a childrenâ€™s play area.
JOBS, SKILLS + EDUCATION Thanks to the huge investment the town is making in education and skills development, any kind of business will be able to make their base here. A focus on muchneeded construction industry skills allows apprentices to live, train and work in the town.
Louisburg Barracks was designated part of the EZ3 Enterprise Zone in 2015 (along with Basing View in Basingstoke and Longcross in Surrey). Businesses with a digital sector focus moving in to the Enterprise Zone are entitled to Business Rates Relief of up to £55,000 per year for five years. Our connection with the EZ3 will strengthen our ability to attract more inward investment and accelerate high value business activities that will generate jobs and stimulate economic jobs.
BASE The Bordon Innovation Centre is an ideal home for small companies and start-ups looking to grow. With an impressive range of newly-regenerated offices and meeting spaces BASE is an inspiring energetic hub for businesses to work and collaborate.
SCHOOLS Construction of Hampshire County Council’s brand new, 900-place secondary school is under way. The new school will incorporate sports facilities including a flood-lit, all weather pitch and six-court sports hall. Completion is due by autumn 2019.
FUTURE SKILLS CENTRE The Future Skills Centre, funded by Hampshire County Council and the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, opened in September 2017 and offers a range of construction based skills for students aged 16 and older. Developers are working with the Future Skills Centre in a unique deal to offer skilled jobs on Whitehill & Bordon’s construction projects. Apprentices will be given the construction skills they need to help build their home town’s ambitious future.
Â© Darc Studio working with Hampshire County Council
WHATâ€™S HAPPENING WHERE TF BOSC
PS WI HI
Improved publicly accessible green space
Relief road phase 1
Relief road phase 2
100 new homes 100 new jobs, including 13 construction apprenticeships New café Business and community hub
CEH Community Enterprise Hub and café
Road improvement scheme
FC Forest community centre and shopping centre
FSC Future Skills Centre
LB Louisburg Barracks
Former MoD sites
Mill Chase School
Prince Philip Barracks site
BASE BASE Bordon Innovation Centre BI
Bordon & Oakhanger Sports Club
PT Phoenix Theatre QP
New secondary school and extended infant and junior schools
New skate park
TF Tech Forest / Business Enterprise Centre TC
New town centre, incorporating: new public service hub, new health hub, new primary school and new leisure centre
Woolmer Industrial Estate
500 new homes 500 new jobs (minimum) Construction skills training centre Business and enterprise centre
MAIN SITE (PRINCE PHILIP BARRACKS)
2,400 new homes Facilities (swimming pool, gym, children’s play areas, skate park, allotments) Up to 3,000 new jobs New town centre New shops Green spaces New schools Transport improvements New care home and improved medical facilities
RELIEF ROAD New 2.6 mile road Cycling and walking paths
Eases congestion on A325 Provides access to sites
OTHER SITES 350 homes Up to 1,900 new jobs 1,200 homes retro-fitted with energy saving measures
WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT?
2017 2018 2019 2020 ✔ Enterprise Zone launched
✔ Community Development Trust launched ✔ Future Skills Centre opened ✔ Business and Enterprise Centre opened ✔ New skate park opened
22 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000
✔ Quebec Park completed
Green loop completed
✔ Bordon & Oakhanger Sports Club opens
New secondary school opens
✔ Relief road completed
Hogmoor Inclosure visitor centre opens
✔ Community enterprise hub and café opens
Louisburg Barracks employment plots open A325 integration works start
Key parts of the new town centre open
Extended Bordon Infant & Junior schools open New public service hub opens New leisure centre opens
2021 2022 Up to eight improved sports pitches open
New health hub opens
Louisburg Barracks redevelopment including 500 new homes completed Town centre complete
New primary school (2023) Prince Philip Barracks redevelopment including 2,400 homes (2032)
23 Jobs created Population increase
New homes completed
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How Whitehill & Bordon is transforming from a garrison town into a green, healthy and connected one.
Published on Sep 18, 2019
How Whitehill & Bordon is transforming from a garrison town into a green, healthy and connected one.