This mansion in St George’s Hill was priced at over £9 million in 2021, another is entering the market at £12 million. Easy to get the idea that Weybridge is only for the super rich, although this is far from reality.
End of year data requires us to update an entry in a post we made on Weybridge, as property prices have levelled out. Some sales are a little below the asking price in the latter part of 2022, although this needs to be considered in perspective.
The average Weybridge home costs less than 10% of the one shown, making them more subject to fluctuation. They also performed well in the first part of the pandemic and in the longer term, prices had grown well beyond the national average.
The people we move from Weybridge tend to retain pleasant thoughts of their time in the town, with those we move in equally happy. A good place to live, where homes naturally hold their value and facilities move forward.
New restaurants and retail venues opened in Weybridge towards the end of 2021. We wish them well in 2022, the waiting lists for premises may have gone but a prosperous town has more chance of supporting them than most.
Included in the openings was a new, larger Sam Beare bookshop, supporting a local hospice. A great place to browse and if you have books to spare, having them recycled to new readers is great for the environment.
Another charity based project to start out was the men’s shed, in the grounds of Weybridge allotments. A space open to all, to hone their woodwork, or design skills and most importantly, a place to socialise.
The final touches to a changed layout in the town centre saw space created, to casually get together, or host market stalls. A detail that adds to Weybridge, even though a few others await completion.
Work In Progress
The former museum above Weybridge Library has a first floor lecture hall and other facilities which can be rented out but no lift has prevented that. The council say they still can’t get parts from Europe, for over a year.
Weybridge’s library building is to an extent linked to a project stemming from the fire at Weybridge medical centre in 2017, as are other community buildings. The feasibility of demolishing and replacing the library is being discussed.
A range of local facilities are up for review, as part of the WeyBetterWeybridge plan. A proposal to draw together community facilities, which are fragmented.
A mix of Covid, conflicting interests and reorganisation with the bodies involved has seen the project stall. There is now greater emphasis on all parties working together and detailed public proposals should be available in 2022.
Weybridge’s vital railway system saw a fair amount of work in 2021, to ensure that speeds can be kept up. Further work is scheduled for February/March 2022, which is relatively minor and not expected to bring delays.
Keeping the railway up together is part of the town’s personal and commercial life. A new development at The Heights serves both, 21,000 sq ft of flexible office space, geared to different ways of working and balancing life which are emerging.
Weybridge will change, as all towns must but the majority of change to come we know of is positive, as is the spirit the people display.
The town hosts wealthy areas, which is fine but we also noted the efforts of local school children, to write to and give gifts to sheltered housing residents at Christmas. Part of the care and friendliness Weybridge can offer.
If you are moving to the town, or need a professional service covering removals from Weybridge, we will be happy to assist. A place we know well and one where the people we work with make our task a pleasure.