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Shaping the future, Celebrating the past

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Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey.

Kingston Council is starting to work on plans to renew our historic town centre to make it even better for our residents, local businesses, students and visitors. 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 the public library.

We are looking to support this ambitious project, and secure the future delivery of our essential services, by making better use of our existing assets, including the transformation of the Guildhall campus from under-used council offices. We want to repurpose this iconic building and celebrate the Hogsmill River to create a beautiful environment which the entire community can enjoy.

We are still at the drawing board stage of these plans and want to hear from you about what you would like to see in the new community leisure destination, and how you think the Guildhall campus could better serve Kingston. Please complete our survey below to let us know your views.

We want to hear from all our residents, including children from across the borough so we have created a simplified version of this survey for children so they can tell us what they would enjoy at a new leisure centre. Children can fill this out here:

If you have any questions or would like this survey in a hard copy or alternative format please get in touch with us.


Call: 0800 044 3916

1. Before it closed, in December 2019, did you ever visit the Kingfisher Leisure Centre?

2. If yes, which parts of the centre did you or your family use? (You can select more than one option)

3. If you didn’t use the centre, please tell us the reasons why? (You can select more than one option. If you did use the centre, please skip this question)

4. What would you like to see in a new community leisure destination? (You can select more than one option)

5. We want to improve the public outdoor spaces around the Kingfisher and celebrate the Hogsmill River which runs through the Guildhall campus. What would you like to see in these spaces? (You can select more than one)

6. Our vision is to repurpose the historic Guildhall building to ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy it. This can however only be achieved in a few ways. As we look at this, what is most important to you?

a. Continued public access to the building

b. The building is restored and kept for future generations

c. Improving the landscape around the building

d. Improving energy efficiency and sustainability

7. We will also be redeveloping the wider Guildhall campus, including the other two council-owned buildings on the site. What would you like to see here?

8. Do you have any other comments?

About you

Please use this space to provide us with your personal details if you would like to be kept informed about the progress of this scheme – such as about further consultations, when a planning application is submitted or if the team has any questions about your feedback. Please be assured that your personal data will not be used for any other purpose – please see our privacy policy for full details.

Equality Monitoring Form

Please help us to provide better services for everyone by completing this form. We know that the monitoring questions are very personal and private. We will treat the information in a sensitive and confidential way as required by Data Protection Act. This information will be kept confidential. Please tick all of the boxes that apply to you.


What is your ethnic group? 
Choose one option that best describes your ethnic group or background.

Health Conditions/Impairments 

Do you have any physical or mental health conditions lasting or expected to last 12 months or more? (Choose any one option)

If you do have any health conditions or impairments which affect you in the following areas? Please tick all that apply. (Choose all that apply)


Are you: (Choose any one option)

Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth? (Choose any one option)


What is your Age? (Choose any one option)


Which of the following options best describes how you think of yourself? (Choose any one option)


What is your religion? (Choose any one option)

Thank you!

Thank you for completing our survey and letting us know about what you would like to see in the new community leisure and cultural destination, and how you think the Guildhall campus could better serve Kingston.

We will use your feedback to develop our vision and early plans for the two sites which we will share with you.

You will have many more opportunities to give us your feedback on the plans as they evolve.

If you have any questions please get in touch with us.


Call: 0800 044 3916 – please leave a message on our freephone number and a member of the team will call you back.