Farnborough Growth Package (A325)

Improvements to highway capacity in Farnborough to support urban regeneration

Project Description

This package is still being developed but is likely to deliver capacity improvements at a number of congestion bottlenecks on key transport corridors that link Farnborough town centre and business/retail parks with the wider strategic network (including the M3 via Junction 4 and A331 via Bradfords roundabout/ Lynchford Road). The corridors being considered are: • A325 Farnborough Road (at the Pinehurst, Clockhouse, Ham & Blackbird and Bradfords roundabouts and at the A325/ Highgate Lane junction) • A327 (Elles Road/ Meudon Avenue at Sulzers Roundabout and • A3011 Lynchford Road corridor The package will deliver transport infrastructure capacity on the A325, A327 and A3011 corridors which together form the primary access routes to the main employment areas in the town. The works will reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability for traffic circulating on main north-south and west-east routes through Farnborough, thereby supporting new floorspace provision and job creation at key employment sites such as Farnborough Business Park, Farnborough Airport, Queens Gate, Cody Technology Park and Farnborough Aerospace Park.

Key Outputs

It is estimated that the package would help indirectly support the creation of up to 4,845 jobs within the sites earmarked for new employment land use as part of the Rushmoor Local Plan within the Farnborough area (including 1,202 indirect jobs), It is calculated that these jobs could contribute a net £205.4 million GVA to the economy. The package would also support the retention of 13,200 jobs, including 2,300 in the professional, scientific and technical sector and 1700 in the information and communication sector. The junction improvements will help improve the prospects of delivery of new floorspace at Farnborough Business Park. Planning approval has been given for 180,000 sq. ft. of new office space The package will indirectly help support the unlocking of 3,850 new dwellings up to 2029, through the Wellesley development on the northern part of Aldershot. It is estimated that 20% of the housing (i.e. 770 dwellings) in the Aldershot Urban Extension will be unlocked by the Farnborough Northern Corridor to Growth package of junction improvements.
Growth Deal Amount: 
£6.7m
Total Project Cost: 
£8.7m
Project Date: 
Sun, 12/01/2019 to Thu, 12/31/2020
Scheme Promoter: 
Hampshire County Council
Project Status: 
Coming Soon
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