Guildford Council's evaluation panel will recommend Lend Lease as the preferred developer for North Street. The decision follows last month's submission of formal bids from three shortlisted developers - Lend Lease, Land Securities and Queensberry Real Estate. The Council's Executive will consider the recommendation on Thursday 18 April.
Cllr James Palmer, Lead Councillor for Town Centre Planning and Transport, says: "We received high quality, detailed bids from the shortlisted developers. All three demonstrate an innovative approach to the future of this key town center site. We are particularly impressed by the enthusiasm and understanding for this project shown by Lend Lease."
"Our evaluation panel carefully reviewed the bids and considered the valuable feedback from local residents, businesses and groups, including the stakeholder engagement event in December."
"We are determined to bring forward a successful development to help support Guildford's thriving economy now and into the future."