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MIPIM Cannes 2018: Discover Kingston’s opportunities

Innovative – vibrant – creative – skilled – fashionable – Kingston upon Thames unique fusion of creativity, culture, heritage and enterprise, is fostering a new era of growth and prosperity. Visit our stand in the London Pavilion at MIPIM Cannes to hear how we are unlocking Kingston’s potential, through developments such as Kingston University’s Town House, and other exciting investment opportunities.

On Wednesday, 14 March, the Kingston Showcase, Panel event takes place at 3pm at the NLA Discussion Forum, London Pavilion. Entitled ‘Kingston: Shaping Creative Places’ the panel will discuss how  innovative concepts of place-shaping that champion ‘good growth’ with strong community involvement mean the borough and its Kingston Futures partners partners are designing high-quality places that are inclusive and embrace Kingston’s unique character.

This will be followed by a networking reception at 3.30pm at the Kingston Stand, London Pavilion.

On Thursday, 15 March at the stand, Kingston University and Willmott Dixon, will present ‘Town House talk: Leading the way in Kingston’s growth’ at 2.00pm. This is a chance to hear how Kingston University’s new Town House building, a landmark project being delivered in partnership with Willmott Dixon and Grafton Architects, will set the standard for an innovative design-led approach to construction delivering a world-leading building to help put Kingston on the map. Enjoy a ‘Town House Tom Collins’ including a short presentation and networking opportunity with Kingston Council, Kingston University and Willmott Dixon

Professor Steven Spier, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University, said: “Kingston University plays a leading role in the borough and has a strong, collaborative partnership with Kingston Council. As one of the borough’s largest employers, our 15,000 students and 2,000 staff make a significant contribution to the cultural, creative and economic character of Kingston. It is an inspiring place to live, work and study and the University is proud to produce world-class creative and entrepreneurial talent to fuel Kingston’s future growth.”

Kingston Futures is led by Kingston Council in partnership with Kingston University, Willmott Dixon, British Land/USS (redeveloping Eden Walk shopping centre), Berkeley (constructing Queenshurst in North Kingston and regenerating the Old Post Office in Kingston Town Centre) and CNM Estates (working on Gala Bingo hall and Canbury Business Park).

British Land’s exciting new development, designed by BDP Architects, will transform the town centre. The plans include 380 homes, 28 new retail units to meet a need for additional luxury and aspirational retailers, 12 restaurants and cafes including a sky restaurant, a boutique cinema and public spaces. The scheme will consolidate Kingston’s position as one of the best retail centres in London.

Matthew Secker, Development Director, British Land, said: “Kingston is a fantastic regeneration opportunity and Kingston Council have a clear, and ambitious, vision for its future. Our Eden Walk mixed-use scheme will bring new retail, leisure, homes, office space and high-quality public realm, which will contribute towards Kingston’s future as one of London’s leading destinations.”

• To book an appointment with a member of the Kingston Futures team, please contact Natasha Cobley by emailing ncobley@wlcreative.org.uk

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