Kingston upon Thames fuses innovation, culture and heritage to deliver a unique destination experience for companies, workers, investors, residents and visitors alike. For centuries it has exceeded expectations as a place to do business, innovate, learn, shop and have fun. Today, it continues its journey with the delivery of a new phase of regeneration which will re-invent those core qualities to ensure it continues to be a first-choice destination.
Kingston is among the best-connected town centres in London – just 12 miles from central London. It is the third ranked shopping centre in London outside Westfield and the West End.
We have a lot to offer and this is indicated by the population expansion we have seen in the last 20 years and will see in the next decade. People clearly recognise that the Royal Borough is an attractive place to live and work and we need to accommodate this growth. Anyone that suggests there is a choice between staying as we are and embracing growth is offering a false choice. We need to drive this change for the benefit of our borough, not close our eyes and pretend it is not happening.
This is where Kingston Futures comes in. This partnership across the public and private sector works to attract inward investment into town by promoting Kingston as a leading European business location as well as a complementary proposition to the UK’s capital, London. Kingston Futures will bring new jobs, new homes and better transport and service infrastructures. It is shaping the Kingston of the future to be the best it can be.