Surbiton is a highly sought after residential area located on the River Thames. It has a thriving shopping centre, providing a real mix of individually owned shops coexisting alongside smaller chain store outlets.
Bolstering the creative industries is a key aim of Kingston University’s Seething Wells coal house project. Funding is being sought to renovate the listed building it owns on a student housing site. This would house graduate start-ups and regional entrepreneurs in the creative industries, as well as community organisations (social enterprises) to form a creative cluster. with space for up to 70 businesses/practitioners at any one time.