Vision of new West End Horsham brightens up old McDonald’s site

West of Horsham display boards on Horsham Bishop Weald House in Bishopric draw attention  - staff picture
West of Horsham display boards on Horsham Bishop Weald House in Bishopric draw attention - staff picture
  • Aerial views of Horsham West End up on MacDonalds hoardings
  • Shoppers stop to look at displays
  • Work to start soon on road layout changes

Shoppers are getting a first glimpse of the Horsham West End retail development after display boards went up in the Bishopric today (April 30).

Days before work starts on the new layout of Albion Way, the pictures showing aerial views of the John Lewis at Home and Waitrose site and the surrounding area are drawing attention from passers-by.

West of Horsham display boards on Horsham Bishop Weald House in Bishopric draw attention  - staff picture

West of Horsham display boards on Horsham Bishop Weald House in Bishopric draw attention - staff picture

The Bishops Weald House unit on the corner of Bishopric has been boarded up since the McDonald’s lease came to an end last year. Since then many have commented on how dour the area looks.

The display boards promise Horsham’s new West End to bring ‘shopping eating and living’ to the town.

The top floors of Bishops Weald House will become flats and there will also be flats on the former Lifestyle Ford site to the west of Albion Way. Work is well underway on the long-awaited John Lewis at Home and Waitrose units.

Meanwhile Civil Engineering Contractor Gallagher Ltd will soon start work on the junction of Bishopric and Albion Way.

Work includes widening of pavements, replacing signals and resurfacing the carriageways.

The works are expected to last for three months and will require road narrowing and 24 hour traffic signals whilst the works are taking place to Bishopric and Albion Way. Motorists travelling during these hours are advised to allow extra time for their journey.

Have you seen the hoardings? What do you think of the West End Horsham development? Leave your comments below or email ct.news@jpress.co.uk