Boroughs | Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames



Map Key

  • Investment Opportunities
  • Opportunity Areas
  • Area of Intensification
  • Central activity Zone

Town Centres

  • International or metropolitan
  • Major
  • District
  • Borough Boundary
  • Green Belt
  • Metropolitan open land / Other open spaces
  • Rail station
  • Railway track
  • Foreshore
  • Water

Investment Opportunities

  1. Stag Brewery, SW14
  2. Twickenham Riverside and Water Lane / King Street, TW1
  3. Ham Close, TW10

Investment Opportunities

Stag Brewery, SW14

Stag Brewery, SW14

Since brewery operations ceased in 2015, the vision for the site has been for comprehensive redevelopment, with the opportunity to create a new quarter for living, with recreational and commercial uses to generate vibrancy, local employment, community and leisure opportunities.  There is an expectation for high quality open spaces and public realm, including links through the site to integrate the development into the surrounding area as well as a new publicly accessible green space link to the riverside.

PLANNING STATUS: Revised planning application(s) expected early 2022.

Twickenham Riverside and Water Lane / King Street, TW1

Twickenham Riverside and Water Lane / King Street, TW1

This site is located in the heart of Twickenham alongside its historic riverside, opposite Eel Pie Island. Comprehensive mixed-use re-development of the site is proposed, to provide a variety of uses including residential, a range of commercial uses, high quality public realm and improvements to the riverside and open space. Situated within the town centre boundary, the site should improve connections between the core of the town centre and the riverside to create a destination. High-quality public realm should be created, with a range of commercial uses on the ground floor including retail, offices, cafes and restaurants, and residential should be located on the upper floors.

PLANNING STATUS: Planning application submission expected Spring 2022

Ham Close, TW10

Ham Close, TW10

Richmond Council is supporting Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) on the regeneration of Ham Close and will work in cooperation with RHP in order to rejuvenate Ham Close and its surrounding area. Redevelopment of the site provides an opportunity to create a landmark scheme, creating a sense of identity, providing modern homes and community facilities. The comprehensive redevelopment of this site, including demolition of the existing buildings and new build reprovision of all the residential and non-residential buildings, plus the provision of additional new residential accommodation with affordable housing at policy compliant levels, will be supported.

PLANNING STATUS: Planning application submission expected Spring 2022

Home to outstanding parks, landscapes and historic sites (including, in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, one of London’s four World Heritage Sites) as well as a number of historic neighbourhoods, this largely suburban borough nonetheless plays and import role in the London economy with the second largest growth of any borough over the last 25 years – second only to Tower Hamlets – despite over half of its area being designated as green space.

There are still many opportunities to meet the borough’s housing and employment needs in a way that complements and contributes to is high-quality environment and supports the Council’s climate sustainability goals. The borough’s Local Plan – currently being reviewed with adoption targeted for Autumn 2024 – sets out the framework for achieving this as well as identifying key sites such as around Twickenham Riverside and the redevelopment of the 22-acre Stag Brewery site in Mortlake.


Population projections 2021 197,401

Population projections 2050 223,855


London plan new homes (ten-year target) 4,110

Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) TBC

  • London’s only borough spanning both sides of the Thames, with 21 miles of riverfront.
  • Over half of the borough’s land is designated as green space.
  • Important cluster for the tech and creative sectors, hosting the HQs of well-known names such as Ebay, Paypal, Serco, Graze, Haymarket and Reed Exhibitions as well as hundreds of smaller businesses.

Steve Diamond, Head of Economic Development

“Richmond upon Thames is a unique borough. It has an abundance of green space, a rich heritage and close proximity to central London, making it an appealing place to live, work and visit. At the heart of the borough’s development programme is creating a greener and fairer place with a strong local economy, affordable homes, vibrant town centres and high streets, providing opportunities for every resident to benefit from.

We continue to invest in the borough’s places, businesses and people, and we welcome any conversations with investors who share our ambitions for this very special part of the capital.”

  • Business and Enterprise: create an effective environment and framework to foster and support enterprise, develop the Borough’s business community and work with local universities and the wider knowledge base as part of economic recovery.
  • High Streets and Town centres: engage with businesses and other stakeholders to understand their challenges and to develop common solutions to support economic recovery. Shaping positive change in our town centres by working with BIDs, business associations, investors and local communities
  • Greener, safer, better neighbourhoods: by working with our communities and businesses to combat climate change and improve our environment and our neighbourhoods — keeping them green, clean and safe.
  • More homes and greater housing choice: by delivering a range of homes to suit different needs for people who live or work in the borough, particularly for those on lower incomes, while providing more help and support to people who rent either from the council or privately.
  • Helping people get on in life: by ensuring all our resident’s gain the skills, knowledge, and abilities to access the opportunities the borough affords and helping the borough’s employers meet their workforce needs.