Planning consent has been approved for the £400m regeneration of Kingston town centre’s Eden Walk shopping centre in west London.
Joint developers British Land and Universities Superannuation Scheme will build around 400 new homes, along with new shops, restaurants, a cinema, and refurbish an existing multi-storey car park.
The new buildings, which have been designed by BDP Architects, will range in height from five-storeys to ten and one taller building of 16 storeys.
The new development is expected to get underway in late 2019.
Richard Wise, head of retail development for British Land, said: “Kingston is a special place which enjoys a unique blend of heritage, retail and leisure from its great riverside location.
“Looking forward, Kingston’s standing in Greater London will continue to rise, because the Council has a positive growth agenda and is willing to get things done.
“The proposed redevelopment of Eden Walk is designed to complement the existing retail offer and create a high quality central space for Kingston which will over time, become the heart of the town. It will be a place that reflects modern lifestyles, where people can live, shop, work and relax with friends and family.”