Kingston centre to be revamped by 2035

Kingston Council have announced plans to tackle the centre’s evening economy in the streets and spaces by 2035.

This 16-year plan was produced by ‘We Made That’ from the Kingston Council, with the collaboration of Kingston University, Kingston First and The Mayor of London.

We Made That is a practice that works on architecture and urbanism projects with “a strong public conscience”.

Kristen Henley, chief executive at Kingston First, said: “Our aim now is to use this strategy as a guide to improve and better connect the town’s spaces and locations.”

This strategy is being co-developed with local groups, residents, businesses and others to help gain a diverse approach to the centre.

Nazeya Hussain, Director of Growth at Kingston Council, said: “We believe everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to the development of their local area.”

The project intends to focus on improving multiple aspects of the town centre including its evening economy.

Professor Steven Spier, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University, said: “The combined effect of these initiatives, along with important contributions from the community, will enable an incremental improvement to the town centre, bringing significant benefits both for the University and borough as a whole.”

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