About The Site
The Surrey House Island site comprises five buildings bounded by Brook Street, Eden Street and St James Road. The buildings sit between the Kingston Old Town Conservation area to the East and the Fairfield/Knights Park Conservation Area to the West.
IMAGE OF THE SITE TODAY FROM THE EDEN STREET JUNCTION
IMAGE OF THE SITE TODAY FROM THE CORNER OF BROOK STREET
Whilst the site itself has been occupied for hundreds of years the buildings that you see on the development site today are similar to many in the area where the buildings are from redevelopment that took place in the 1970s. As such they tend to have little architectural merit and the site has long been underutilized.
It has been noted that there is considerable scope to improve the site and the area around it through redevelopment and this group of buildings has been designated as poor quality in the Kingston Town Centre Area Action Plan as well as being identified as having potential for significant change and improvement by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council.