Plans have been submitted for 175 homes at the former Siemens head office at Frimley.

Miller Homes and Universities Superannuation Scheme have applied to Surrey Heath Borough Council for full planning permission to redevelop the vacant offices on the 3.02-hectare site in Chobham Road.

The 17,000 sq m offices, spread across four three-storey buildings, were built in 2002 and vacated in 2022. The site has space for 600 cars between and behind the buildings.

The site houses a substation and there is telecommunications equipment on the roof of one building. Both will need repositioning on the site.

A clause in the original permission, restricting the building to be used as offices, prevented a Permitted Development application from succeeding in 2021. It would have allowed conversion to 158 flats.

The current proposal, which includes 60 affordable homes, puts forward a mix of 55 one-bedroom units, 58 with two, 49 with three and eight with four.

The team on the project includes SLR Consulting on planning, Omega Architects, i-Transport on transport planning, Allen Pyke Associates on landscape architecture and the Ecology Partnership as ecological consultant.


Image (Google) shows the site in 2018.

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