Kingston council is on track with its revised timetable and has made swift progress to design a new, affordable leisure centre for Kingston town centre.

The leisure centre will deliver the range of activities that residents and stakeholders wanted to see in a modern and sustainable two-storey building. Accessibility and inclusivity remain vital design features, with new pedestrian links and landscaped spaces throughout the scheme.

Alongside unveiling the new designs by award-winning architect Roberts Limbrick, construction experts Pellikaan have also been announced as the construction partners for the project. In a significant change from the previous project, Pellikaan has been brought on board much earlier in the process to give better assurances around costs and programme as the project progresses to completion. The project continues to be overseen by Alliance Leisure, utilising the UK Leisure Framework to bring on board a team of high-quality consultants for the scheme.

The design reflects comments from communities across the borough and advice from the Design Review Panel and local planning authority. The council is now hosting the last set of engagement events before it looks to submit a planning application for the scheme in Autumn 2024.


Cllr Alison Holt, portfolio holder for for Economic Development & Leisure, said:

“The unveiling of the designs and securing of a construction partner both mark significant milestones in delivering a leisure centre that meets the highest standards of quality, sustainability and accessibility.

“We are going through all of the necessary processes to bring the project forward as quickly as possible, and this will be one of the final chances for people to give feedback as we look to submit the required planning application in the coming months.

“Thank you to all of those who have provided feedback on the project to date. These designs are exciting, and I encourage everyone to come along to an event or take a look at the website to see what will be created here in the coming years.”

The engagement events will take place around the borough, where visitors will be able to view the new design:

Thursday, 30 May; 4 pm – 7 pm

Everyday Church, 46 Union St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1RP

Saturday 01 June; 11 am – 2 pm

Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT

Wednesday 12 June; 5 pm – 8 pm

The Malden Centre, Blagdon Road, New Malden KT3 4TA

Friday 21 June; 12noon – 3pm

Chessington Sports Centre, Garrison Lane, Chessington, KT9 2JS

Saturday 22 June; 11 am – 2 pm

Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT

Residents and stakeholders can also view the designs and share their thoughts online from 30 May – 27 June. All of the information available at the events will also be placed on the project website:


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