About Us


The business of sustainability

ThamesWey is an independent limited company with a single shareholder in Woking Borough Council.

It was set up in 1999 to deliver on the council’s strategic objectives which, at the time, were mainly focused on tackling climate change through carbon reduction. Those environmental priorities have since evolved into the Woking 2050 strategy which places sustainability at the heart of broader efforts to meet the demands of development and the local economy.

This means that ThamesWey can deliver on sustainability commitments in ways that purely commercial companies can’t, while having the freedom to compete in open markets. The result is high quality projects that fund further sustainability work and provide a source of revenue for Woking Borough Council that helps keep important services running.

We’ve found that delivering public benefit for communities is good business.


Harrington Place

On the 22 December 2017 ThamesWey was issued full planning permission to commence a landmark new residential scheme in Woking.


Work began in August on Canalside, the long-awaited multi-million pound transformation of the Sheerwater area of Woking.


ThamesWey delivers new affordable homes for Woking Borough Council


ThamesWey has handed over to Woking Borough Council five new affordable homes, the first new family sized ‘Council Homes’ in recent years.

Canalside development breaks ground

Sheerwater LC_Eye Level

After years of planning and consultation, the first diggers have begun work on the multi-million pound regeneration of the Sheerwater estate. Teams broke ground to start building a state-of-the-art leisure complex as part of the Canalside development.

The swifts are here, their new homes are ready.

Swift in flight. Picture by James Sellen

The swift, an urban-dwelling bird of conservational concern has suffered a severe decline in population in recent decades. ThamesWey has stepped in to mitigate this decline by providing almost 150 nest boxes across Woking.

Case Studies

Sustainable Housing – Rydens Way

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Rydens Way is a development of properties ranging from 1 and 2 bedroom apartments to 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses that combine traditional architectural styles with high standards of sustainable design.

Landmark sustainable building supplied by ThamesWey


The world’s leading conservation organisation, WWF-UK has connected its new UK HQ building (’The Living Plant Centre’) to ThamesWey’s low carbon energy supply in Woking town centre.

Enabling Green Retrofit of Commercial Buildings


Hollywood House was the first commercial office building in Woking to be retrofitted to connect to ThamesWey’s Woking Town Centre Energy Station.