Claire & James House
THEME: Urban Regeneration
AREA: East Surrey
Attracting new visitors, workers, & residents to the Riverside Quarter through regeneration.
Delivery Body: Mole Valley District Council
Theme: Urban Regeneration
Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £1.62m
Match Funding Contribution: £14.79m
Project Status: Delivering
Summary of Project
Claire House and James House are both 1970's built office buildings located at a key entrance point to Leatherhead town centre. The office buildings have, over the years fallen into disrepair and are now tired looking and require a huge amount of work to bring them back into use. Mole Valley District Council however didn't want to just refurbish the two outdated buildings, and instead will demolish both buildings and replace them with top of the range new homes in a new building that will enhance the look of the area.
Coast to Capital awarded Local Growth Funding to this project which will result in 35 new homes, 9 of which will be affordable, 54 car parking spaces, 187sqm of commercial space and 2.5 new jobs. This in turn will open up existing family homes to the next generation and provide the essential starting point for those first time buyers looking for a home that is easily accessible to the local Railway Station.
In addition, the scheme forms part of the wider Transform Leatherhead Master plan and will include much needed improvement work to the Town Centre in the way of connectivity, jobs, commercial provision and public realm. The Claire & James House development is a key part of this plan and will contribute to the desired look and feel of the area by creating a stand out gateway to the Town.
- 90 jobs
- 3,150sqm commercial floor space
- 35 homes