Plans have been submitted for 329 co-living homes and a charitable hub close to Woking railway station.

Halcyon Development Partners has applied to Woking Borough Council to demolish buildings on a 0.19-hectare site encompassing numbers 3 – 12 High Street while retaining the façade of numbers 6 – 7.

In its place, Halcyon, along with JRL Group, plans a two – 17 storey building which will accommodate the flats along with communal areas above a Use Class E area, for community charity The Lighthouse which already operates on the site.

Each resident of the co-living homes will have a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette and sitting area and storage space. Integral to the scheme is its shared spaces which will include a gym/wellness room, a library and co-working room, laundry, cinema and a private dining room, all on the first floor.

On the eighth floor there will be a ‘Masterchef’ style kitchen and a kitchen garden for outdoor dining and growing food. On the 15th floor there will be a ‘quiet space’ which can be used for reading , working and exercise and which will connect to a residents’ lounge on the 16th. Of the 329 units, 32 will be accessible/adaptable units.

The new space for The Lighthouse is likely to include a foodbank, co-working space, café, function area, community kitchen, community lounge, children’s play area/coffee morning space and storage.

The team on the project includes Turley on planning and Assael on architecture.

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