The Council is committed to developing the local economy and has a strong track record of delivering real improvements for those who visit, work, live and do business in the town. Kingston upon Thames is amongst the top three retailing destinations in London and has been classified as a Sub-Regionally Strategic Employment Location to assist regeneration and encourage growth in key sectors and clusters. The Kingston economy is diverse and has a broad based economy built on the success of major retailing investors and small to medium sized enterprises. 

Take a look at some of the exciting projects we're currently working on below.

The Exchange
  • Size - 800 sqm

  • Use - Flexible B1 office space

  • Ownership - Private ownership and public funding

  • Timescale - Opening early Summer 2020

  • Investment value - From a range of private and public sectors partners

  • Jobs created - 90 FTE


We're working to deliver an exciting new flexible workspace in the heart of Kingston town centre.

The workspace will offer a range of flexible and affordable spaces for start-ups, entrepreneurs, new and more established businesses. This will enable residents of the area to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions and help support small businesses.

In addition to spaces for work a programme of support services, information, advice and guidance will be
available. Spaces for meetings, events and training will promote knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Full details available here.

Kingston University Town House

Construction began in April 2017 and the building is due to open its doors in early 2020.

Designed and being built by an award-winning team of Grafton Architects and Willmott Dixon Construction, the new landmark building will transform the learning
experience and bring together the University and the local community. Facilities will include a new main library, a covered courtyard, cafes and a welcoming and attractive
new landscaping scheme across the front of the campus.
Town House will act as the University’s front door celebrating learning, showcasing achievements and supporting collaboration with the community, industry and others.

Full details available here.

  • Size - 5.6 hectares

  • Use - Residential, commercial and community

  • Ownership - Public (Council)

  • Timescale - 2020-2025

  • Investment value - £50m-£100m

  • Jobs created - 1000 (estimate)


Kingston Council is currently reviewing its accommodation requirements. As part of the review, the Council will examine options for the re-use and repurposing of the Guildhall complex for potential residential, commercial and community uses.

Full details available here.

Ashdown Road Car Park
  • Size - 0.7 hectares

  • Use - Residential and commercial

  • Ownership - 65% public (Council)

  • Timescale - 2020-2025

  • Investment value - £100m +

  • Jobs created - 500

The redevelopment of this central town centre site offers
the opportunity to deliver a mixed-use residential (350) and
commercial offering with direct access to a range of town
centre facilities.

Full details available here.

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