Architects: HLM Architects
Project managers: Studio HIVE Ltd
Civil & Structural: TBC

Contractors: Skanska UK

Situated on the site of the former Princess Royal Barracks, Mindenhurst is a new neighbourhood in the village of Deepcut, Surrey that will offer 1,200 new homes together with essential local amenities. These include a new primary school, retail outlets, sports facilities, business premises, and over 69 hectares of public green space.

Following an internal review by the Ministry of Defence, Princess Royal Barracks Deepcut was declared surplus to requirements.

In July 2014 Skanska were appointed to redevelop Deepcut and expand the current training facilities at Worthy Down.

The new development of Mindenhurst (which historically sat ‘behind the wire’) will be re-connected with the existing Deepcut village, creating a thriving new neighbourhood, characterised by its surrounding rural heathland.

Open space will be the defining feature of this new neighbourhood, thereby offering a sustainable lifestyle in which residents can live, work, and play.

By embracing the existing historical buildings, both the Officers and Sergeants Mess, the corps HQ building, and the church, Mindenhurst will maintain a strong and direct link to the military heritage of the site.

Studio HIVE were retained by Skanska and the DIO to provide a Development Management role on their behalf. This included 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 prepared a project business plan and associated financial model that managed and predicted the cash-flow receipts from the ‘specific plot’ land sales to enable the project partners to monitor the project expenditure.