Views Being Sought on Kew Retail Park Plans

Community engagement weekend to be held by developer

Kew Retail Park looks set to be partly converted to housingKew Retail Park could be partly converted to housing. Picture: St. George


Part of Kew Retail Park Sold for Redevelopment

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The consortium behind the planned redevelopment of Kew Retail Park has announced it intends to hold a weekend of engagement events to find out the views of the public on the future of the site.

St George and Marks & Spencer are understood to be intending to increase the amount of residential units on the site with the possibility of some of the shopping space being lost. They say that the “redevelopment of the retail park provides an opportunity to bring forward high quality new homes, replacement retail , and local amenities, as well as improved public realm and connections through the site.”

The 139,200 sq. ft scheme is popular with shoppers across west and south west London as it offers free parking with a range of stores including Next, TK Maxx and Sports Direct with over half the space currently occupied by a large Marks and Spencer store. It is located along Bessant Drive just off the A205 Mortlake Road.

Just over half the site was reportedly bought by the Berkeley Group, of which St George is a part, for £41 million last year.

A Community Planning Weekend is to be held at the adjacent National Archives building which the developer says will allow the public to shape the future of the site by sharing local knowledge. Workshops and session will include those specifically for younger people.

The event takes place on Friday 24 June (1.45pm) to 5.30) and Saturday 25 June (11.15am – 4pm) and there will be an exhibition explaining the background to the site.

There is no need to pre-register to take part and you can drop in at any time. Project team members will be on hand to answer questions.

After this event there will be an exhibition of an illustrative masterplan for the site on Tuesday 5 July at 7.15pm also at the National Archives.

Comments on the future of the site can also be submitted online in advance of the community engagement weekend.

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June 10, 2022

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