Close to London and a popular, affluent commuter town, Camberley is also known for its own business climate, home to communications giant Siemens.
Famed for neighbouring the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst and situated just over thirty miles south-west of London between Junctions 3 and 4 off the M3, Camberley is an easily accessible and affluent town in the county of Surrey. It’s position as an easy drive away from the capital (around thirty miles southwest), and a short train ride to both London Gatwick Airport and London Waterloo station, make the town an ideal location for serviced apartments and business relocation.
Our Camberley serviced apartments offer 'homes away from home' right at the heart of the area, with ‘The Mall’ shopping centre and a range of dining out options potentially a few minutes walk away. Guests could be close to Camberley station too which provides the town’s population with links to Ascot, Guildford and London.
Camberley, as well as being a good choice for those looking to commute to their working destination, is itself also host to a prospering business environment. Proof of this comes from the fact that some big businesses and corporation are based here. This includes the engineering company Siemens and the UK headquarters of American doughnut company Krispy Kreme.
Despite the potential for business success that already pre-exists in Camberley, it puts no halt on the town’s plans to continue developing. This ambition comes in the form of the Camberley Town Centre Area Action Plan (AAP). The Borough of Surrey Heath has stated its reliance on the success of the Camberley town centre and the importance of building on the success of the recently opened Atrium and the Square shopping centre, an overall hub for high-end shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities.
Therefore, the economic development of the town centre is the focal point. This means maintaining its current high-quality aspects, as well as improve its ease of access, wide-range offering and start-up business potential. For more information on the plan, take a look at the Camberley Town Centre Area Action Plan for yourself.
Business travellers staying in Camberley corporate accommodation should also be encouraged by the Council’s efforts to support local business. Whilst manufacturing and office-based (financial) businesses continue to be important, the local economy’s diversity enables a great potential for new businesses to relocate here, as well as the emergence of many new networking prospects and support schemes. For instance, the Surrey Chamber of Commerce offers wide-ranging support to both new and long-term businesses. This could be in the form of website enhancement, employment acquisition and marketing development.
All in all, the frameworks for any form of business undertaking is in place, making it the perfect place for our Camberley corporate housing.
Initially, and up until the nineteenth century, the land now occupied by Camberley was referred to Bagshot or Frimley, the current bordering towns. Camberley history follows in the footsteps of the famed Royal Military College, which became an academy in Sandhurst by 1812. Following its foundation, a nearby settlement grew in the area. It later became known as ‘York Town’ (which still exists in Camberley today).
The Staff College was then established just of the east of the Royal Military Academy. This gave the green light for the opening of the nearby Cambridge Hotel. Naturally, the surrounding area was called ‘Cambridge Town’. In the end, the two settlements, York Town and Cambridge Town, were effectively merged. The name Camberley was then born (most probably to avoid confusion with Cambridge in Cambridgeshire).
Along with many English towns at the time, Camberley grew. This was hurried by the arrival of St Michaels Parish Church in 1851 and Camberley Railway station in 1878. Ultimately, both introductions allowed the local community and infrastructure to expand notably to the scale that they stand at today. Those who opt to stay in the living space provided by Camberley aparthotels can always visit The Heritage Gallery based in the Square. The exhibit showcases much of the local history of Camberley, as well as the history relating to the rest of Surrey.
Alongside the history and economic pedigree linked with the town, Camberley offers a host of great attractions too. For all visitor’s shopping needs, it makes no sense to look beyond the Square or the Atrium in the heart of Camberley town. Together, both facilities act as a high street, offering a huge range of shops, eatery options, entertainment facilities, such as a cinema, and a gym. Guests who book stays in Camberley extended stay apartments can be within walking distances of these handy centres, between Pembroke Broadway and London Road, for the entire length of their stays. Amusement could also come from visits to the Camberley Theatre or the Surrey Heath Museum, both sites which are popular amongst tourists and locals alike.
If guests staying in our Camberley short term accommodation find themselves with a spare day, they also should consider visiting the historic St Michael’s Church or Camberley Obelisk. These two attractions share around 425 years’ worth of history and symbolise much what the area has been through. The Obelisk came first in the mid-eighteenth century, built by John Norris on the top of a hill. A fire in the 1880s destroyed the top section, but the bottom half remains proudly as a Grade II listed building. The St Michael’s Parish Church, on the other hand, was consecrated in 1851 and was the go-to place within the community for weddings, baptisms and funerals. It still stands strong today and remains an integral part of the local community.
To summarise, our Camberley serviced apartments are best based in a location that boasts a favourable combination. This great town manages to offer both a promising business climate and an array of lovely attractions brimming with historic relevance.
Although Camberley is well served by nearby general aviation and business airports such as Blackbushe Airport (BBS), Farnborough Airport (FAB) and Fairoaks Airport (FRK), the closest international airport, London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is only around thirty minutes away via car.
Alternative international airports which guests in our Camberley corporate housing could fly from are Southampton Airport (SOU), Gatwick Airport (LGW) or London Luton Airport (LTN), each around fifty miles away.
Based along the Ascot to Guildford Line between Bagshot and Frimley stops, Camberley Railway station is the only place to travel via train in the town.
The two platform station, operated by South Western Railway, is located along Pembroke Broadway.
There are around thirteen bus services which run in-and-out of Camberley, across the day and night. These services are run by a range of bus operators, such as Stagecoach, Arriva and White Bus.
Bus passengers can travel from Camberley to the following locations; Aldershot, Bagshot, Bracknell, Chobham, Deepcut, Farnborough, Frimley, Guildford, Harley Wintney and Woking.