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Woking – famous for more than you think.

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Shopping has never been on top of the list of things Woking is known for- until now.

McLaren has been a Woking resident for the past 40 years, the original team was founded in 1963. They happily sit alongside fellow Woking-ites like Paul Weller, Status Quo, Delia Smith and Harry Hill.

Wolsey Place wasn’t far behind McLaren and was built in 1971. In 2010 it was bought by Woking Council when they joined forces with privately owned The Peacocks, built in 1992, to create Woking Shopping.

The 460m regeneration of the town centre is a joint venture which is due to be completed in 2020, giving the town a much-needed transformation.

Woking Shopping will soon be offering an additional 125,000sq/ft of retail space, anchored by a large Marks and Spencer, along with 429 flats, a multi-storey car park, a medical centre and two public plazas. Woking’s regeneration is also set to see an improvement in transport links to and from the centre of London as well as regular RailAir bus services between Gatwick, Woking and Heathrow.

Shopping and lifestyle are set to play a major part of Woking’s regeneration, bringing a new Hilton hotel to the site with 189 rooms, as well as conference facilities and a bar which offers panoramic views of the centre.

Shops are also being relocated into new locations bringing refits and improved shopper journeys. These new improvements are set to make Woking the ultimate shopping experience for now and the future.

Woking Shopping has a lot to offer, from new pop-up shop locations, street food hot spots and brand new promotional locations, meaning Woking Shopping has something for everyone.

The centre has an exciting new layout and a number of promotional and experiential space opportunities which offer the right brands the right location to relocate to. That’s why now is an exciting time to join in and take your business to the next level.

Woking Shopping is home to the Tante Marie School of Cookery, founded in 1954, and since opening, it has famously trained a number of world-famous chefs. The list of talented chefs produced in Woking is utterly outstanding.

It’s also believed that Woking will soon become the new ‘Croydon’ as McLaren unveiled their ambitious plan to bring a round of Formula 1 World Championship to the streets of Woking, raising the Town’s profile further!

Perhaps the opening of Victoria Square will provide us all with an opportunity to see the chequered flag waving in Woking?

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