Three days of online public consultation begin on Monday, June 29 for a major mixed-use scheme in Kingston, Surrey.

And CoStar News has reported that Unilever is planning to consolidate a number of buildings to form a head office at the development, known as the Eden Campus.

Under the scheme proposed by Cube Real Estate, there will be two office buildings, around 150 homes, ground floor retail and a 360-space car park. The site is bounded by Brook Street, Eden Street and St James Road in the centre of the town.

They will replace Surrey House and Lever House office buildings, a former nightclub and an NCP car park. Unilever currently occupies Lever House.

Jonathan Lawes, director of Cube Real Estate, said: “We are very excited to unveil our initial proposals for the rejuvenation of the Surrey House Island site into Eden Campus. We are committed to developing a campus that integrates into the local area, respecting the historic townscape of Kingston with all four buildings sitting within a high quality urban yet green setting.

“This is our ambition, however we believe that great places can only be built when creative plans meet local ambitions. We are in the very early stages of the planning process and need to speak to as many local people as possible to help us design an Eden Campus that delivers for local residents.”

The team behind the development project involves Hathaway Opportunity Fund (a joint venture between NFU Mutual and Cube), Darling Associates (architects), Chartplan (planners), Francis Hunter (project management) and Grayling Engage (communications).

A planning application by Salmon Harvester in 2018 to redevelop Surrey House for a 10-12 storey scheme, which included 311 flats, shops and other commercial space, was refused on appeal last year.

The online consultation for the current scheme, during which questions can be asked and will be responded to, is from 10am – 5pm on Monday and Tuesday, June 29 and 30, and Saturday, July 4.

Visit: https://edencampus.co.uk

Image (Google) shows Lever House and the NCP car park.

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