One New Malden sits at the very heart of the town’s regeneration plans, with an active desire to build on New Malden’s ‘village in London’ credentials.
The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames has ambitious plans for New Malden’s High Street and town centre, of which One New Malden is an integral part. There is a concerted effort to attract new investors and bid for funds to revitalise this unique focal point.
At the heart of the High Street regeneration is the retention and enhancement of the ‘village feel’ that existing New Malden residents are very protective of. Improvements will fan out to include the area around New Malden train station and Cocks Crescent, with improved pedestrian and cycle networks, revitalised public realm and greater integration with Kingston University.
Importantly, Kingston have recently resolved to grant planning permission on the multi-storey car park adjacent to One New Malden for an impressive new development comprising of new flats and incorporating the private parking for residents at One New Malden. (Temporary private parking spaces will be made available adjacent to One New Malden during construction for buyers who purchase parking).
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon the Thames is also rolling out its £30 million ‘mini-Holland’ scheme to create a more cycle-friendly borough, which will include the creation of a 1.2km traffic-free ‘Go Cycle’ bike and pedestrian path between New Malden railway station and Raynes Park recreation ground.
Excitingly New Malden is part of the wider area set for regeneration in tandem with the proposed Crossrail 2. The town is one of 10 stations along the current proposed route, which also includes Kingston, Norbiton, Surbiton, Thames Ditton, Malden Manor, Tolworth, Chessington North and Chessington South.
The £30 billion transport project has the backing of London’s Mayor, who has recently opened a positive dialogue with the Transport Secretary.