On the 13 November 2015 the Italian restaurant, Prezzo – located on Egham Hill roundabout – reportedly caught fire.
The blaze proceeded to make its way to the lower level, where customers would typically dine.
The fire which occurred at 5:45am, had five fire engines sent to deal with the blaze, although it was reportedly put out by around 7:30am. Not only had the fire not resulted in severe delays for at least half an hour for motorist on Egham Hill and along the A30, but also meant the restaurant had to be shut until further notice.
Luckily, at the time, no one was in the building so there were no reported injuries but an inquest from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to determine the cause of the blaze was opened – although the details have not yet been confirmed from the authorities.
After being closed for several weeks, fire damage has been fixed, necessary refurbishments installed and business for Prezzo has resumed to normal, just in time for the start of term and return of Holloway students.