News

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Hackney visit.

October 2021

We’re so excited by early designs for our new leisure centre for all, right here in Kingston!

Leader of the council, councillor Caroline Kerr, visited Hackney’s wonderful Britannia Leisure Centre to get a taste of what’s in store for us. The centre was created by FaulknerBrowns, the architects designing our new centre.

A sneak peak at our exciting latest designs, shaped by you.

October 2021

Since the close of the latest round of engagement, we have been busy reviewing all the feedback we have received and are working hard on developing our designs.

We will be showcasing our evolved proposals in our upcoming round of engagement in November. We will publicise these events extensively again but do also keep checking this page for updates and any future events.

In the meantime, we are delighted to share some initial images here which show what the new leisure centre may look like – including fantastic family-friendly facilities like a splash pool, interactive climbing wall and a teaching pool where features such as an inflatable floating island and water play sessions will be available.

Your feedback

September 2021

Thank you again to all of you who took part in our second phase of engagement for Transform Kingston which ran for five weeks from 5 July to 1 August 2021.

We are really grateful for all the feedback and insightful comments. The feedback we received was largely positive with 96% of respondents said the new leisure centre was somewhere they would consider visiting – which we are really pleased to hear. Around 80% of people also believed that the proposals had the right mix of facilities and that outdoor spaces would be improved.

We also received some very useful suggestions that have been passed on to our design team to explore whether they can be incorporated into the proposals.

Our next round of engagement is planned for November 2021. During this new engagement, we will present our updated plans, answer your questions and provide solutions to some of the issues raised over the last few months. In the meantime, you can see answers to questions at our updated FAQs page.

We will publicise these events extensively again but do also keep checking this page for updates and the details of any future events.
Download our full Phase 2 engagement report here.

Phase 2 engagement closes

August 2021

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, developing early designs and will bring these forward for your comments in the coming months. 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.