Russell Square - the new development in the centre of Horley
This new development in the centre of horley has replaced the old Virgin and Tata building known as Newman House and the apartments now appear occupied. Some of the shop units are unoccupied. Plenty of rumours fly around as to who will move in.
Comprising 75 shared ownership apartments and 15 available for rent, this development also boasts four commercial units available to rent through Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. There are three units sized 2152 square feet and one sized 5382 square feet. See brochure
Parking for 89 vehicles is provided for the six story plot, although promotional video from Thames Valley Housing seems aimed more toward commuters, claiming London or the coast in just over 30 minutes. See video
Local opposition was high when the project was given the go ahead with planning permission eventually being granted by those in Westminster. According to the Surrey Mirror newspaper, over 60% of the dwellings were under offer as of March 2015. Russel Square is now almost fully occupied. The lights are on which brings more life to Horley Town Centre.