Kingston HRA Sites Feasibility Studies

Realising the potential of Council-owned garage sites

Tibbalds was appointed by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (RBK) to lead a multidisciplinary team to carry out feasibility studies examining the potential for Council-owned Housing Revenue Account (HRA) sites to be brought forward for the development of affordable housing.

Project Deliverables
Kingston HRA Sites feasibility study report
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
CampbellReith and Aspinall Verdi
Surbiton, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
The final report was used to inform the Council’s Housing Delivery Strategy

Our detailed analysis of the sites informed our creative range of development options, exploring ways to deliver maximum affordable housing provision without compromising amenity for new or existing residents.

The RBK identified ten Council-owned garage sites with the potential for new affordable housing development. The initial phase of work involved detailed analysis of the constraints and opportunities facing the redevelopment of each site, including planning policy issues, urban design considerations, transportation and engineering constraints. The majority of the sites are highly constrained in terms of their size and relationship to existing residential properties.

Based on this analysis, we prepared a range of conceptual development options which explored creative ways to maximise the provision of affordable housing while maintaining a high standard of residential amenity for both existing and new residents. These options were tested and refined with input from the RBK Planning Department and subject to financial appraisals, leading to the selection of a preferred option for each site. The final report illustrates the preferred development option and outlines the key issues and risks to inform Members’ decision-making about proceeding to more detailed design and delivery.

Core Team

Below are some of the key people that worked on this project.

  • Portrait of Hilary Satchwell
    Hilary Satchwell
  • Portrait of Lizzie Le Mare
    Lizzie Le Mare
Portrait of Hilary Satchwell

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Learn more about Kingston HRA Sites Feasibility Studies and other projects by contacting one of our team

Call Hilary on 0207 089 2121 or email