WHAT ARE WE PROPOSING?
Surbiton Riverside is a visionary project that seeks to create a sustainable and vibrant community in the heart of Surbiton. Our vision is to provide a range of amenities and activities that cater to the needs of local residents and businesses, while enhancing the riverside character. Join us in shaping the future of Surbiton.
What makes this proposal unique?
This beautiful location boasts 10 acres of open space, perfect for unwinding and enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking to have a picnic, go on a nature walk, or simply enjoy a quiet afternoon, our open space provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This proposal is more than just a place to have fun. We're a part of the community, and we're committed to helping it thrive. We want to create job opportunities that will help the community grow, and we believe that this is one of the best ways to do that.
We are proud to offer disabled access to all our open spaces regardless of ability. We believe that everybody deserves the chance to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of being active, regardless of their level of mobility. We want to be a destination where everyone feels welcome, valued and included.
About the site
Surbiton Riverside is an area of previously developed land, separating adjacent areas of Surbiton from the River Thames. It comprises redundant infrastructure, replaced by Thames Water with modern facilities to provide for London’s drinking water.
The vision for the site, through utilisation of available subterranean space for employment purposes, is to provide a large and diverse area of public open space for the benefit of the wider community.
Surbiton as it is today grew alongside London’s expanding railway network, dating back to Victorian times. This growth was greatly focussed on meeting London’s economic needs with less regard to the importance of green space and the wider wellbeing of those communities.
Larger areas of Surbiton today are identified as having a lack of quality open space – nearby Victoria and Long Ditton recreation grounds are laid predominantly to grass, used for playing pitches, and access to the wider expanse of Hampton Court Park and Bushy Park is severed by the river.
There is great opportunity for Surbiton Riverside to address this, to provide a substantial area of high quality open space with many benefits to the wellbeing of local residents. There is much design work to be undertaken, but at this stage we are keen to explore the principle of our approach.