We are delivering a contemporary heathland village, in doing so our plan will create a vibrant thriving community that blends sympathetically into the countryside, whilst respecting both the existing village of Deepcut and the military heritage of the area.

Embracing the existing historical buildings, the Officers’ and Sergeants’ Messes, the corps HQ building and the church will maintain a strong and direct link to the military heritage of the site.

This new ‘heathland village’ will provide a further 1200 homes, a 2 form entry primary school and nursery facility, a foodstore with additional local shops, GP and dentists facilities, a library building with co-located police desk and village visitor centre. A new public house and care home will also be constructed together with the refurbishment of the Listed Church of St Barbara and a replacement Church Hall.

The new facilities and homes will be enveloped with extensive landscape improvements and open space provision totaling 69.12ha comprising:

  • 45ha of SANGs
  • 2ha Village Green
  • 16ha of Allotments
  • 54ha of formal Parkland

The new development will be served by improved infrastructure, footpaths, cycle ways and public transport linkages.

Skanska UK have secured Project Wellesley and entered into contract with Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)  for its delivery.

Project Wellesley comprises 2 principle elements;

  • Firstly the redevelopment of Worthy Down to provide a comprehensive training college to replace a number of existing military facilities in doing so creating a new Defence College of Logistics and Personnel Administration
  • The second element, the development of Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut into a residential led mixed-use scheme, deliver the infrastructure and dispose of the surplus land and buildings.

Studio HIVE role

Studio HIVE are retained by Skanska and the DIO to provide a Development Management role on their behalf. This includes leading the planning negotiations, managing site specific negotiations with landowners and stakeholders, steering the project through the delivery stage and managing the land sales. We have prepared a project business plan and associated financial model that manages and predicts the cash-flow receipts from the land sale to enable the project partners to monitor the project expenditure.

We are currently coordinating the Infrastructure Reserved Matter applications and infrastructure design to  enable delivery to commence early in 2016.


If you are interested in finding out more visit our project website at the following address:-

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