Residents with young children will be delighted to hear that there are plans to build two new primary schools as part of the development, with the first scheduled to open in autumn 2018, and the second to follow two years later.
Some well-regarded schools can also be found nearby, including Wellington Community Primary School and Talavera infant and junior schools for young children. For older students, there is The Wavell School and All Hallows Catholic School, while Farnborough sixth form is around a 10-minute drive from the development.
While there are plans to develop some shops as part of the regeneration of the new community at Montgomery Gardens, for everyday essentials, there are two major supermarkets less than five minutes’ drive from home. Residents will also benefit from an ideal location of a five-minute drive from Aldershot town centre, where a selection of high-street and independent stores can be found, as well as a twice-weekly market with local stall holders offering a variety of goods. For big name brands, The Wellington Centre houses over 40 stores and there are several retailers around Westgate Leisure Park too.
London is located around 40 miles from Montgomery Gardens, or an hour’s train ride from Aldershot station, and presents a dizzying array of shopping opportunities – from prestigious department stores like Harrods, Liberty’s and Selfridges, to the flagship high-street shops situated on Oxford and Regent Street, or within the popular Westfield shopping centre.
Aldershot town centre offers a good mix of places to eat and drink, including a selection of local pubs and wine bars, nestled amongst independent cafés and restaurants, covering a range of cuisines. Popular chain restaurants and casual dining options can be found at The Wellington Centre and Westgate Leisure Park.
Several fine dining options can be found within the local area, including the Aviator Brasserie in nearby Farnborough, a double AA rosette winner which offers seasonal, locally produced food, as well as presenting an eclectic wine and cocktail menu.
Due to its attractive and green location, Montgomery Gardens is perfectly placed for outdoor pursuits, such as picnics, walking, cycling and jogging. Aldershot is home to many playgrounds, parks, recreation grounds and green open spaces – these include Princes Gardens and Aldershot Park. Nature fans might also enjoy nearby Rawhill Nature Reserve – this 55-acre woodland and wetlands site is popular with walkers and joggers.
Sports fans and enthusiasts may be pleased to be made aware of the many local sporting facilities on offer. These include Aldershot Pool and Fitness Centre – a large sporting facility with a swimming pool, fully equipped gym and football pitches, as well as Alderwood Leisure Centre, which is home to a gym, a fitness class studio and several sports pitches. For something a bit different, Rushmoor Gymnastic Academy offers gymnastic classes for children and various fitness classes for adults. Locally, there are also a variety of sporting clubs including football, hockey, tennis, cricket, rugby clubs and a running club.
Outdoor swimming can be enjoyed at Aldershot Lido, while Alpine Snow Sports dry ski centre offers skiing and snowboarding sessions at a five minute drive away.
Culture enthusiasts are also well catered for in Aldershot, with two theatres, a military museum and a multiplex cinema. This includes the West End Centre, an arts and entertainment centre with regular exhibitions, and workshops, as well as music and theatre productions, as well as Princes Hall – a 600-seat theatre hosting a programme of comedy, dance and family entertainment.
Commuters will be pleased to know that this contemporary development of new homes in Aldershot, Hampshire offers easy access to major roads, for local travel, as well as convenient connections to London and the south coast. These include the M3, which provides ease of access to Farnborough, Winchester, London and Southampton. Local roads include the A31, leading to Farnham and the A3, which connects to Portsmouth. Aldershot Railway Station is a mile from the development and runs regular train services to London Waterloo, Guildford, Woking and Clapham Junction among others.
For business and private air travel, Farnborough airport is only around 10 minutes away. While for national and international flights, Heathrow airport is around 30 minutes’ drive from home and Gatwick Airport is just under an hour away.
Local area information, including retail, leisure or other amenities is intended as general guidance only. References to schools and other educational establishments are included to illustrate their proximity to the development and should not be regarded as a guarantee of eligibility or admission. Travel times are approximate and by car unless otherwise stated.