Tolworth,
Kingston upon Thames

This large development will provide much needed high-quality homes to the local area, forming part of our long-term commitment to building new homes and creating communities in London.

About these homes

Location

Tolworth, Kingston upon Thames

Architect

PRP Architects

Number of homes

950

Tenure of homes

Shared Ownership

Completed

2023

Earlier this year (2021), we started works on a 11-acre site of former government offices in Tolworth, which has been vacant for almost 20 years. This new development will help address the housing need in the local area by providing 950 homes.

Lovell, a leading provider of innovative residential construction and regeneration developments, have  completed the enabling works to prepare the site. Phase 1 construction is currently underway and will comprise of 211 homes (a mix of one, two- and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes).

Stuart Gibbons, London and Southern Managing Director at Lovell, said:

We are delighted to have been chosen by The Guinness Partnership to work with them to develop 211 homes as part of Phase 1 of its Tolworth scheme. It’s a fantastic development with great potential and we are pleased to have started on site.

As well as a focus on high quality homes, there will be a strong focus on the quality of the public space. Once the scheme has been completed, it will include a new bus stand, a cycle hub and a restaurant/café centred around a new public square. We have been working with award winning architects, PRP Architects, who have designed landscaping and amenity space that aims to maximise wildlife and plant biodiversity. As part of our plan to make our homes Net Zero Carbon by 2050, we’ve also invested in air-sourced heat pumps for gas boilers that will contribute towards reducing Net Zero Carbon emissions.

Throughout the building process, we’ve been holding regular monthly meetings with Transport for London and Network Rail, to discuss their local transport project plans and how we’re able to help. We’ve been able to provide them with some of the site’s land meaning that they’re able to carry out their improvement works to Kingston Roundabout. We look forward to working with Network Rail who have plans to improve the local train station.

This large development will provide much needed high-quality homes to the local area, forming part of our long-term commitment to building new homes and creating communities in London.