An industrial area in Woking may be totally rebuilt to ensure it meets sustainability standards.

Woking Borough Council Property Services has applied for planning permission to demolish Goldsworth Road Industrial Estate, a 1.5-acre park close to the town centre, and replace it with 12 modern units.

The council proposes the 2,546 sq m of space is replaced with 12 units totalling 3,056 sq m.

Its planning statement says of the current estate: “There are major issues with the existing buildings, including poor energy efficiency, dated facilities and mechanical & electrical systems which need upgrading.

“These issues make them difficult to let and will lead to substantial capital expenditures in the near future to comply with the Government’s Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, which will come into effect in 2026.”

Use classes proposed among the 12 new units include Class E(g) (commercial, business and service), B2 (general industrial) and B8 (storage and distribution).

The team on the project includes HNW Architects, PMA Traffic as transport consultant, Abor Cultural on landscaping and ecology,  Mayer Brown on civil engineering and RedSix as sustainability consultant.

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