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

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We have a dedicated website for the project here: www.transformkingston.co.uk


Our vision is to revitalise our historic town centre and celebrate its rich heritage to make it 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 community leisure facility on the site of the Kingfisher Leisure Centre, which is accessible for all residents, offers a range of facilities that benefit everyone and is built to last. This will also mean improving the public spaces near the building, including those around the Kingston Museum and Library.

We are in the early stages of plans to deliver green and affordable new homes on the Cattle Market car park site next to the Kingfisher Leisure Centre. These plans will have their own further phase of engagement and will be submitted as a separate planning application – you will have the opportunity to help shape the plans when they are brought forward.


Our most recent public engagement

Following our first listening exercise in March and April this year which asked you about your priorities for the Kingfisher, Cattle Market and Guildhall complex sites, and our second round of engagement which ran between 5 July and 1 August 2021 and addressed proposed plans for the new leisure centre and initial ideas for the Cattle Market car park site, we recently held our third and last stage of engagement on the Kingfisher, where you could have your say on early design ideas.

Thank you to everyone who engaged with us. We heard from thousands of you, gathering really helpful feedback and ideas. about the new leisure facility and the Cattle Market site. We are immensely grateful to everyone who got involved and gave their views. Thank you for taking part – your feedback has helped to shape our proposals. The new leisure centre will incorporate many of the facilities people want to see, including:

  • two new pools
  • a splash deck
  • a soft play area for children
  • sports facilities
  • a clip and climb wall
  • an improved playground
  • & more!

Kingfisher early proposals

Ahead of our last stage of engagement on the Kingfisher our design team has reviewed all of the important feedback submitted during our summer consultation and updated the designs. We are excited to share new imagery of what the new buildings and public spaces may look like.

Architect impression of the main pool in the new leisure centre

Architect impression of the Climb & Climb in the new leisure centre

Architects impression of the toddler pool in the new leisure centre


Architects impression of how the building might look

The survey is now closed, but you can contact us by:

  • Emailing transformkingston@kingston.gov.uk

  • Calling Freephone line on 0800 044 3916

To keep up to date with the project, please register your interest here or keep an eye on www.transformkingston.co.uk.


If you need any of the information available in an alternative format, please get in touch via Freephone 0800 044 3916, or email transformkingston@kingston.gov.uk.

We have a dedicated website for the project here: www.transformkingston.co.uk


Our vision is to revitalise our historic town centre and celebrate its rich heritage to make it 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 community leisure facility on the site of the Kingfisher Leisure Centre, which is accessible for all residents, offers a range of facilities that benefit everyone and is built to last. This will also mean improving the public spaces near the building, including those around the Kingston Museum and Library.

We are in the early stages of plans to deliver green and affordable new homes on the Cattle Market car park site next to the Kingfisher Leisure Centre. These plans will have their own further phase of engagement and will be submitted as a separate planning application – you will have the opportunity to help shape the plans when they are brought forward.


Our most recent public engagement

Following our first listening exercise in March and April this year which asked you about your priorities for the Kingfisher, Cattle Market and Guildhall complex sites, and our second round of engagement which ran between 5 July and 1 August 2021 and addressed proposed plans for the new leisure centre and initial ideas for the Cattle Market car park site, we recently held our third and last stage of engagement on the Kingfisher, where you could have your say on early design ideas.

Thank you to everyone who engaged with us. We heard from thousands of you, gathering really helpful feedback and ideas. about the new leisure facility and the Cattle Market site. We are immensely grateful to everyone who got involved and gave their views. Thank you for taking part – your feedback has helped to shape our proposals. The new leisure centre will incorporate many of the facilities people want to see, including:

  • two new pools
  • a splash deck
  • a soft play area for children
  • sports facilities
  • a clip and climb wall
  • an improved playground
  • & more!

Kingfisher early proposals

Ahead of our last stage of engagement on the Kingfisher our design team has reviewed all of the important feedback submitted during our summer consultation and updated the designs. We are excited to share new imagery of what the new buildings and public spaces may look like.

Architect impression of the main pool in the new leisure centre

Architect impression of the Climb & Climb in the new leisure centre

Architects impression of the toddler pool in the new leisure centre


Architects impression of how the building might look

The survey is now closed, but you can contact us by:

  • Emailing transformkingston@kingston.gov.uk

  • Calling Freephone line on 0800 044 3916

To keep up to date with the project, please register your interest here or keep an eye on www.transformkingston.co.uk.


If you need any of the information available in an alternative format, please get in touch via Freephone 0800 044 3916, or email transformkingston@kingston.gov.uk.

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