Virtual Tour - Queensmead House / Queensmead shopping centre

You've made it to Queensmead, part of the shopping centre which was built in the 1950s and 60s, replacing the former Queensmead and Kingsmead houses which stood on this land. In June 2007, after years of delay, the redevelopment of the town centre finally began with the demolition of Queensmead to make way for commercial redevelopment.

Where to now? Close by is Farnborough Recreation Centre and to the North is Elm Grove Road, the former RAE railway, Spooner's Forge, Taylor and Tanner premises, Wright Bros store, High View Road, Victoria Road Chapel and the busy Victoria Road joining Cove with the centre of Farnborough. To the South is the equally busy Farnborough Road running from one end of the town to the other, with the former sites of Pinehurst Corner, Pinehurst Barracks, Castleden Hall, Oak Road, and Belgrave House School nearby to the South. For the full list of locations nearby, pick where you want to go next from the menu on the right.

Demolished - Gone but not forgotten. Image copyright
Quick tip Take a look at images 2 and 4; and 7 and 14 for authentic 'now and then' comparisons.

Queensmead redevelopment

Why not also view our archive of Queensmead's redevelopment as the old centre disappears and the new one grows.

Click on an image to see how Queensmead has changed over the years. (Remember to scroll down to see the larger images).

1. 1965 2. 1965 3. 1965 4. 1965
5. 1965 6. 1965 7. 1973 8. 2007
9. 2007 10. 2007 11. 2007 12. 2007
13. 2007 14. 2007 15. 2007 16. 2007
17. 2007 18. 2007 19. 2007

Click on an image to begin the tour.

Images and thumbnails 1-6 are reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

Click on the date to purchase a copy directly from the Francis Frith Collection.

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