The Bungalow is based on the Sandy Hill Estate in Upper Hale, Farnham, Surrey, in the Borough of Waverley. Sandy Hill is a large estate of approximately 550 houses and flats on the northern outskirts of Farnham.
About half the houses are owner occupied with the remainder managed by First Wessex Housing Association. The area appears high on the indices of deprivation for Surrey, and very high for Waverley.
Sandy Hill first used a bungalow for community activities in 1998. Originally a caretaker’s residence, the building was converted and became a well-used community facility, contributing significantly to major improvements in the opportunities available to local residents and their quality of life. As usage of the building greatly increased a stage was reached where the old facilities were no longer adequate to meet growing needs.
As a result, First Wessex worked with Surrey County Council and other partners to develop a brand new facility, which officially opened in May 2010. It is leased by Surrey County Council to the Sandy Hill Community Bungalow on a 50 year lease from 2009 – 2059.
Upper Hale Road