Invest in Kingston

Case studies

Over recent years the Council has worked with developers and secured funding which is now translating itself into new homes, jobs and infrastructure across the borough to support our growing population. 

 

Queenshurst 

Queenshurst in North Kingston is being developed by Berkeley Homes

The site will deliver 328 high quality residential units, a linear park, improved pedestrian and cycle paths, a village hall and a new culinary training restaurant in conjunction with Kingston College.

Located less than a five minute walk from Kingston train station, this new residential and education-led mixed use quarter will be a flagship development in the heart of North Kingston. This site is adjacent to Kingston College which has recently built a three story Creative Industries Centre. 

Overview: 
Use: 328 residential units, communal residential gardens, public linear park and ground floor community facilities and café units.
Timescale: June 2015 – Q4 2018
Investment value: £85 million
Jobs created: 1,640 full time equivalent

 

Lidl HQ

Planning permission has been granted to Lidl to build its new UK headquarters in Tolworth. Lidl’s new HQ represents a significant investment not only for Kingston, but also for London.

Overview: 
Size: 22,000 sqm
Use: Office 
Timescale: Q4 2019 
Investment value: £70 million
Jobs created: 750 full time equivalent

 

The Exchange

The Council and its partners are working in collaboration to deliver an exciting new workspace. 

The workspace will be a a flexible workspace for new businesses and entrepreneurs combined with space for more established small businesses. This initiative will incentivise start-ups within the borough and help nurture existing small businesses.

As well as workspace, there will also be a range of information and advice from local experts. Space for meetings, events and training will allow businesses to share knowledge and experience.

Overview: 
Size: 800sqm
Use: Flexible B1 office space
Timescale: To be determined 
Investment value: To be determined
Jobs created: 90 full time equivalent

 

Eden Walk 

The regeneration of Eden Walk is a landmark project that will strengthen Kingston’s retail offer. 

The joint development from Universities Superannuation Scheme  (USS) and British Land, the owners of Eden Walk Shopping Centre, will increase and significantly upgrade the retail and leisure offer at Eden Walk. This site meets an identified need for modern units to entice more aspirational and luxury retailers into the town.

The plans also include a boutique cinema, new dining terrace and cafés including a sky restaurant, as well as 385 apartments. The new development will replace the existing Eden Walk Shopping Centre where 28 retailers including M&S, Heal’s and Sainsbury’s attract 11 million visitors each year. 

Overview: 
Use: Mixed use - 385 residential units; 18,000 sqm retail and leisure space
Timescale: Potential delivery December 2021
Investment value: £430 million
Jobs created: 1,926 full time equivalent 

 

Cambridge Road Estate 

The regeneration of the Cambridge Road Estate will bring high quality homes for current tenants and leaseholders wishing to remain on the estate as well as providing much-needed additional homes for the area.

The Council anticipate that our preferred Joint Venture Development partner will be announced late 2018, before holding a community ballot in Summer 2019. 

Overview: 
Size: 8.6 hectares
Use: Approx. 2,100 C3 (dwellings) units, new community facilities and green spaces
Ownership: Public
Timescale: approx:
Masterplan completed – Q4 2019
Works commence – Q4 2020
Investment value: Approx. £800 million

 

Former Government Offices Site 

The former Government Offices site in Tolworth will be developed by Meyer Homes.

The redevelopment of this site will deliver 950 new homes along with a doctor’s surgery, a children’s nursery, space for the Metropolitan Police, and communal amenity and play space.

This new residential area will be a flagship development in Tolworth and will bring wider transport infrastructure upgrades, including a new bus interchange adjacent to Tolworth train station and a £2.5 million contribution to improve Tolworth Roundabout.

Overview: 
Size: 4.4ha
Use: Residential-led mixed use - 950 residential units and other uses including: nursery, doctor surgery, retail, community uses, restaurant/cafe space, cycle hub, bus layover and driver facilities and associated landscaping. 
Ownership: Private. 

 

Royal Exchange Kingston (The Old Post Office)

The redevelopment of the Old Post Office site will contribute to the regeneration of the town centre, providing 319 homes, shops, restaurants, offices and community space, as well as restoring and bringing back into use, two listed buildings which are on the Heritage at Risk Register - the Old Post Office and the Telephone Exchange. 

Developer St George has been approved permission from Kingston Council for the plans, which include the building of four to 16 storeys in height, and represents a £100 million investment in the borough. 

Overview: 
Use: 319 homes, shops, restaurants, offices and community space
Investment value: £100 million 

 

Kingston University Town House

The £55m Penrhyn Road Town House building is currently under construction and will be an iconic addition to to Kingston University's campus. The building will incorporate learning spaces and rooftop terrace that will offer views of the Thames and Hampton Court Palace.

Overview: 
Use: learning resource centre, covered courtyard, cafe and a new landscaping scheme across the front of the campus.
Timescale: Spring 2019 
Investment value: £55 million 

 

Go Cycle 

We were one of three local authorities to have been awarded over £30 million from Transport for London as part of their Mini Hollands initiative, designed to encourage more people to cycle and improve safety while providing better streets and places for everyone. 

The Go Cycle programme is at the heart of our ambition to ensure sustainable travel is at the heart of growth of Kingston. The programme of developments takes account of key routes and spaces across the borough where developments are proposed, along with a collection of smaller connectivity improvements, and public realm enhancements which incorporate cycling infrastructure and safety improvements.