As part of the development of the Unilever site in Kingston town centre 5 trees will be removed from Brook Street.
These trees will be subject to 2-for-1 replacement planting. It is proposed that 6 hornbeam trees will be planted in Brook Street within new tree pits, to be created in the pavement. Alongside this, 4 replacement trees will be planted within the development site. The locations, tree species and sizes will be confirmed as part of the planning application.
A key part of the developer Cube Real Estate’s plans for Unilever Campus is the addition of new urban green spaces, increased tree planting and a biodiversity net gain. Spaces like the new woodland walk in the centre of the offices, the garden on the car park and new green wall will provide an oasis for office workers and new green spaces for the public to enjoy.
While planting plans are still being finalised, Cube is committed to increasing the number of trees on the overall site by a minimum of four times as part of this regeneration.
Proposals for the site comprise two-interlinked office buildings, car parking designed for electric vehicles and a new residential building set within landscaped gardens adjacent to the restored historic Hogsmill River.
Unilever, the company behind brands including Persil, Dove and Marmite, intends to consolidate its workforce from five existing sites in London and Surrey in the new site by winter 2023/24, bringing 2,000 jobs into Kingston town centre.