As you know, the old Sheer House site is effectively surrounded by protective hoarding. We have had several people ask about ways of making this look more interesting. The most popular suggestion has been to decorate the hoardings with a community mural.
We have managed to involve a local artist, who has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, and the local Art College in our plans to paint a mural based on a horticultural theme (which chimes with our gardens, trees and biodiversity goals). Everyone seems very excited. The artist will lead the project, the local students will create the mural and we will affix it to the existing hoardings.
‘Real demolition’ of Sheer House itself is due to start on 21st June 2021, asbestos is current being removed, it is double bagged and disposed of off-site, 95% of the other materials will recycled.
Discussions between RVG and Network Rail concerning the possibility of allocating 60+ public parking spaces in the Station Car Park once the Sheer House Car Park closes at the end of August are continuing, we hope to have some further news soon.
We have been advised by Surrey Library Service that they are close to agreeing a temporary re location for the Library during the redevelopment of the site, this will be close to its current location and is hoped to be ready to move towards the end of the summer.