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 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.

Since we last spoke to the community about our proposals in the summer, our award-winning design team led by FaulknerBrowns architects have been further developing the designs for your new leisure facility. These pictures show the latest designs.


This is just part of our plans to revitalise Kingston Town Centre.

Exciting plans to turn the basement of the John Lewis Partnership building on Kingston Riverside into a new creative hub and affordable coworking and business support space are also taking shape.

The scheme, which will bring new opportunities for the borough’s entrepreneurs and young people, is part of Kingston Council’s heritage led Transform Kingston programme. The council is working in partnership with business development experts Town Square Spaces Ltd, local arts charity Creative Youth and the John Lewis Partnership to deliver the space.