Riverside regeneration consultation: Eagle Brewery Wharf

The following is from the Council’s ‘Transform Kingston‘ website

The ambition for Eagle Brewery Wharf is to create a well-loved, inclusive and activated space in a key riverside location in Kingston. The proposals build on the natural setting by maximising greenery and biodiversity and connecting the site with the river. There is also a great opportunity to enhance Eagle Brewery Wharf’s distinctive character by reflecting its rich history and heritage in its design.

Thank you to those that let us know their thoughts on the designs either at our engagement event on 20th May, or online. Following the extensive feedback provided earlier this year, Farrer Huxley, the appointed architects, have updated the initial designs. The revised proposals will be publicly presented in November, and we welcome everyone to come along to our final engagement event and let us know your thoughts;

When: Saturday 25th November, drop in anytime 12pm until 4pm

Where: On site at Eagle Brewery Wharf (*rain will see the session move into the Market House, Market Square if needed)

The emerging design proposals create a shaded green space with more trees and improved views to the river and Hampton Court Park (Home Park). A range of seating caters for both social activities and quiet, contemplative reflection in more secluded parts of the site, as well as seating close to the river. Opportunities for play – for all ages – are included throughout the site. The existing greenery is made more biodiverse through insect and pollinator friendly planting, with new routes through the greenery also creating play opportunities for children.

This initiative is part of Kingston town’s public realm strategy; Reimagining Kingston Town Centre’s Streets and Spaces which was completed in collaboration with Kingston First, Kingston Council, Kingston University and the GLA. The strategy sets out a blueprint for how public spaces could be invested in to improve the experience of Kingston, encourage more people to move around all parts of the town and ensure that the town’s culture, heritage and riverside assets continue to be developed. It also feeds into the work currently underway which looks at how we shape the future of the town centre and surrounding area; A Plan for Kingston Town Centre Area.

The Eagle Brewery Wharf project is part of the council’s wider heritage-led ‘Transform Kingston’ regeneration programme, which looks to reinvigorate and reshape the town centre to make it even better for residents, local businesses, students and visitors.

These significant public realm improvements are an extension of the work being done to reduce anti-social behaviour on the Eagle Brewery Wharf site. In the last few years, the council has put a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place to give them and the local police power to regulate activities in the area, as well as partnered more closely with establishments along the riverside to increase people’s enjoyment of the space.

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Last Updated on November 24, 2023 by Kingston Society