Breathing new life into Kingston town centre – the Kingfisher, Cattle Market and Guildhall campus sites

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Our vision is to renew our historic town centre to make it even better for our residents, local businesses, students and visitors. This will help to diversify our local economy beyond retail and ignite a vibrant leisure and cultural scene.

As part of this, we are proposing to deliver a brand-new, modern community leisure, well-being, and cultural destination on the site of the Kingfisher Leisure Centre which is accessible for all our residents and offers a range of facilities that benefit everyone. This will also mean improving the public spaces near the building, including those around the Kingston Museum and Library.

In March and April this year, we ran an early engagement exercise where we asked you to tell us what your priorities are for the Kingfisher, Cattle Market car park and Guildhall complex sites.

You told us that replacing the much-loved swimming pool was your top priority. We know many people have really missed this valuable amenity. That’s why we are prioritising pushing forward with replacing the Kingfisher Leisure Centre with a new community leisure and cultural destination for everyone to enjoy, wherever they live in the borough, whatever their age, background or needs.

To learn more about our proposals for the new community leisure facility and outdoor spaces, and to have your say, please visit our Transform Kingston website at www.transformkingston.co.uk.

Here you can read all about the new mix of facilities, which has been shaped by your feedback, see early designs and proposals, and let us know what you think by filling out our *NEW* digital survey.

Your comments will help us to develop more detailed plans which we will share to get your feedback on later this year, before aiming to submit a planning application to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames towards the end of the year.

Given its location next to the proposed new community leisure facility the council is also considering what might be delivered on the site of the Cattle Market car park. It could deliver much-needed new town centre homes, particularly affordable homes, potentially alongside a mix of other uses. We want to hear from you about what kinds of homes or other uses you would like to see here. We will consider the feedback you give us and share our early plans for the site later this year.

You can also get in touch with us by:

  • Emailing us at transformkingston@kingston.gov.uk
  • Calling our Freephone line on 0800 044 3916

Please subscribe to make sure you hear about the next phases of engagement

Our vision is to renew our historic town centre to make it even better for our residents, local businesses, students and visitors. This will help to diversify our local economy beyond retail and ignite a vibrant leisure and cultural scene.

As part of this, we are proposing to deliver a brand-new, modern community leisure, well-being, and cultural destination on the site of the Kingfisher Leisure Centre which is accessible for all our residents and offers a range of facilities that benefit everyone. This will also mean improving the public spaces near the building, including those around the Kingston Museum and Library.

In March and April this year, we ran an early engagement exercise where we asked you to tell us what your priorities are for the Kingfisher, Cattle Market car park and Guildhall complex sites.

You told us that replacing the much-loved swimming pool was your top priority. We know many people have really missed this valuable amenity. That’s why we are prioritising pushing forward with replacing the Kingfisher Leisure Centre with a new community leisure and cultural destination for everyone to enjoy, wherever they live in the borough, whatever their age, background or needs.

To learn more about our proposals for the new community leisure facility and outdoor spaces, and to have your say, please visit our Transform Kingston website at www.transformkingston.co.uk.

Here you can read all about the new mix of facilities, which has been shaped by your feedback, see early designs and proposals, and let us know what you think by filling out our *NEW* digital survey.

Your comments will help us to develop more detailed plans which we will share to get your feedback on later this year, before aiming to submit a planning application to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames towards the end of the year.

Given its location next to the proposed new community leisure facility the council is also considering what might be delivered on the site of the Cattle Market car park. It could deliver much-needed new town centre homes, particularly affordable homes, potentially alongside a mix of other uses. We want to hear from you about what kinds of homes or other uses you would like to see here. We will consider the feedback you give us and share our early plans for the site later this year.

You can also get in touch with us by:

  • Emailing us at transformkingston@kingston.gov.uk
  • Calling our Freephone line on 0800 044 3916