The masterplan proposes a number of new public spaces, which are connected by generous pedestrian boulevards. While their position may move as a result of planned works to the train station, they will still be incorporated:
The Town Wharf is a proposed multi-purpose space connecting North Street and the High Street to the river. It could incorporate landscaped waterside seating, markets, restaurants, an arts centre and shopping opportunities.
New Bridge Square will be a focal point for a traffic-free Onslow Street. It will connect The Friary and Bedford Wharf, and uses will include shopping and a bus interchange.
St Saviour’s Square will be a civic square adjacent to St Saviour’s church, with new civic buildings providing a gateway into Guildford. The area will include green space and a venue for formal ceremonies.
The Waterside will link Bedford Wharf and St Saviour’s Square. It can be used for office space, residential and outdoor dining.
Bedford Square could connect the station to the town centre and be a cultural hub. A hotel could be located here, as well as space for outdoor performances, screenings, restaurants and bars.