Welcome to the Transform Kingston website where you can learn more about Kingston Council’s town centre regeneration plans and give us your feedback as part of our ongoing engagement.

Thank you for participating in our recent engagement. We are reviewing your feedback and will be back soon with more detailed proposals for your feedback.

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.

On this website you can view our early proposals and find answers to some of your questions on our page of FAQs.

Thank you for participating in our recent engagement around these plans, which ran from Monday 5 July to Sunday 1 August 2021. We heard from thousands of you, gathering helpful feedback and ideas about the new leisure facility and the Cattle Market site.

During this engagement, we:

  • Received nearly 1,200 online surveys
  • Spoke to almost 200 people at our in-person events
  • Had over 50 attendees at our webinars
  • Corresponded with over 70 people via email or phone

We are grateful to everyone who got involved and gave their views. Your comments will help us to develop more detailed designs which we will share with you for your feedback later this year, before aiming to submit a planning application for the Kingfisher site to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

We will also be considering your feedback on the Cattle Market car park concepts, developing early designs and bringing these forward for your comments later this year. There will be further opportunities to engage with these proposals and provide your feedback before a separate planning application is submitted for this site next year.

This website will be updated as proposals develop and to give more information on how you can have your say. Even though our latest survey is closed, you can always keep in touch with us using the details on our Have Your Say page.

Computer generated image which shows what the new pool could look like.