Plans to regenerate Kingston town centre’s Eden Walk shopping centre have been submitted to the local council. Joint owners British Land and Universities Superannuation Scheme unveiled the new plans for the mixed-use scheme at a public exhibition in October.
The BDP designed scheme will see £400m of investment breathe new life into the town centre, and create engaging and memorable buildings and spaces to complete the town centre retail core and reinvigorate the Memorial Gardens.
The redeveloped site will provide 385 homes in three distinct buildings within the masterplan. A new cinema and a new sky restaurant with panoramic views towards Hampton Court will be provided on top of a refurbished multi-storey car park. A series of restaurant units around a central public space will be a focal point of the revamped 1960s shopping centre, and the new buildings will vary in height to contribute to an articulated skyline that responds to the local character and adjacent heritage assets.
It is hoped Kingston council will grant permission early next year, allowing a construction start on the scheme in early 2017.