Significant measures are planned to improve leisure facilities and traffic flow in the borough, as well as create a more sustainable transport package to help walkers, cyclists and bus users, to make Runnymede an even healthier place to live, work or visit.
Egham Leisure Centre
Development of a new leisure centre, swimming pool and health spa off Vicarage Road in Egham began in September 2017. The new Achieve Lifestyle-operated facility will be adjacent to the existing centre, which will remain open while the new building is constructed and fitted out.
The new centre represents a significant improvement and will include:
A 25m swimming pool and 10m learner pool - both with moveable floor
Wet splash area
Soft play area
Wet and dry changing rooms, and dedicated changing rooms associated with the outdoor pitches
Heath suite including spa and treatment rooms
A four-court sports hall
Fitness suite with two consultation rooms
Flexi spinning/training room and four flexible use studios
Six external 3G 5-a-side football pitches, retained as existing
An external full-sized synthetic turf pitch and one full-size football grass pitch
Runnymede Roundabout and Egham sustainable package
Runnymede Roundabout is one of the busiest junctions in Surrey, suffering from high levels of congestion during the peak periods. It is situated at the junction of the A30, Egham By-pass, A308 the Causeway and next to junction 13 of the M25 at Egham.
Significant measures are planned to improve traffic management and the efficiency of vehicle flow as well as making it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to safely navigate Runnymede Roundabout. These measures include:
Widening and resurfacing the carriageway
Providing a new 'U-turn' facility between the A30 'Glanty Loop' off-slip and the A308 to Staines
Introducing signals at the junctions
Installing toucan crossing facilities across the junction arms
Improving drainage infrastructure
Creating a new shared-use path to the north-east of the roundabout
Surrey County Council's main contractor, Buckingham Group, began construction work on Runnymede Roundabout on 9 July 2017 and is expected to be completed during Summer 2018.
The outline plans for the Runnymede Roundabout improvement works and progress updates can be found on the Surrey County Council website .
The Egham sustainable transport package included walking, cycling and bus improvements, focusing on the A308 the Causeway between Woodhaw roundabout and Staines Bridge.
The potential reduction in traffic from the measures identified will assist in tackling congestion and benefit local, national and international businesses based in this area.
The National Significant Infrastructure in Runnymede page has further details on major projects in the borough.
To find out about our great work in Addlestone, Chertsey and Egham click here: Town Centre Regeneration.