Image showing the front of Murray House - a brown three storey building with lots of white windows.

The council is focused on continuing its work to ensure that Kingston is a fairer place, meaning that every resident is supported when needed throughout their lifetime.

An important part of increasing opportunities for a happy and healthy life is working to meet the growing housing needs and aspirations of residents, through having the right mix of good quality housing and services to support those in need.

That is why Kingston Council has been working with community stakeholders, internal colleagues and a design team to bring forward revised proposals to redevelop the former care home on Acre Road, Murray House.

Providing genuinely affordable council rent homes, for Kingston’s older residents and those living with learning disabilities, the scheme looks to create 45 homes by regenerating an existing, well-located and vacant site.

Based on feedback from our communities in the last round of engagement in October 2023, the proposals have been altered to reduce the height and massing of the buildings, remove the potential for overlooking and increase the number of trees and planting across the site. A materials palette has also been chosen to ensure that the design reflects the character of the local area.

To find out more about the revised proposals, give your views and speak with the project team, please come along to one of our drop in engagement events:

  • Saturday 11th May, 11am – 3pm

  • Monday 13th May, 5pm – 7pm

Both events will be at Cornerstone Church Kingston, 243a Canbury Park Road, KT26LF.

You can also visit our website to take part online:

Cllr Emily Davey, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said:

“It’s exciting for us to be able to deliver projects like this – truly affordable homes, at council rent levels, for some of our most vulnerable residents.

“At Acre Road we will be building council homes for people to both live as independently as possible and cut carbon emissions. Sustainability for individuals and the environment.

Thank you to everyone who contributed their thoughts on the scheme. The council has revised its plans and we need to hear your views on the new proposals.Tell us your views by attending one of the events, or visiting the website to complete a survey online.”