New Malden

Breathing new life into New Malden

New Malden is one of London’s most diverse yet least known neighbourhoods, rich in cultural diversity and heritage. The town is home to Europe’s largest Korean community, and has the potential to be a key London visitor destination, supporting London’s diverse cultural offer and city wide recovery post-pandemic. 

We are working with residents to revitalise areas across the town centre, including exciting projects which will immediately benefit the local community. These new projects will create public spaces that everyone can enjoy, and will provide New Malden with a town centre that its cultural significance and unique offer deserves.

These projects include:

  • A new meanwhile space, consisting of a public square, pocket park, and pedestrian link way in Cocks Crescent,  to allow for events and activities to take place on the site over the next few years, before the Malden Leisure Centre regeneration project commences (see below)
  • The regeneration of the Fountain Roundabout (the ‘gateway’ to New Malden) and the creation of a new pocket park on the green space just northwest of it
  • The regeneration of the underutilised Cocks Crescent site, including a new community leisure and wellbeing hub and new high-quality and affordable homes that fit the character of the local area. Read our ‘Vision for Cocks Crescent’ webpage to learn more about this longer term development.

These will be complemented by a series of community-led events, which will take place on the meanwhile space in Cocks Crescent and along the High Street.

Read through these pages to find out the latest news and all of the ways you can get involved.

Alongside this the Council's exciting sustainable transport agenda is improving accessibility in and around New Malden.  The Go Cycle programme is designed to upgrade Kingston’s sustainable transport network and create safe and accessible routes that encourage people to walk and cycle, benefit local residents and support local businesses by improving connections.  There are two Go Cycle routes in New Malden: the Beeline Way, from New Malden to Raynes Park, and a route from Kingston to New Malden that is currently under construction to transform walking and cycling facilities along this corridor.

Last Modified: 18/01/2022 11:09:23