Southwood, Hampshire

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Southwood is a suburb of Farnborough, in the borough of Rushmoor and adjacent to Cove. It is part of the Cove and Southwood ward.[1] This modern housing estate was built in the 1980s and 1990s and occupies land that was once the location of Southwood army camp, Cove Radio Station and ancient farmland and woodland.[2]

Business[edit]

The suburb used to be home to the Nokia UK headquarters[3] and the Southwood Business Park, which as of July 2012 has 16 out of its 20 units let. BMW Group UK has now acquired the Former Nokia site and will have its headquarters there. Occupiers of the business park include Puritan Maid, MIDAS-Press, Loma Systems and Toshiba, among others.[4]

Education[edit]

Southwood Infant school caters for local reception, year 1 and year 2 children.[5]

Amenities[edit]

Morrisons supermarket is the only shop on the estate.[6] There is also a church, medical surgery and a pub, the 'Crab and Anchor'.

Leisure[edit]

Its southern boundary consists of Southwood Golf Course[7] and Southwood Woodland,[8] an 80 acre wooded amenity for walkers and cyclists. The Virgin Active health club in Links Way is the largest health club in Farnborough. There is a Monkey Puzzle restaurant and a Premier Inn Hotel in the southern part of the suburb.

Transport[edit]

Southwood is crossed by the A327 road, which links Farnborough town centre with the M3 Motorway and Reading. The area is served by one school bus route, 414 to the town centre and All Hallows Catholic School, provided by Stagecoach in Hants and Surrey.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cove and Southwood
  2. ^ Historic Farnborough - Southwood
  3. ^ "Contact Nokia-Nokia-UK". Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Southwood Business Park". Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Southwood Infant School
  6. ^ Morrisons
  7. ^ Southwood Golf Course
  8. ^ Southwood Woodland
  9. ^ "Camberley, Farnborough and Yateley bus timetables". Retrieved 4 June 2012.