Kempton Park is located between the river Thames to the south, Richmond to the north and Hampton to the east. In the 19th century the plot was transformed into a racecourse. The proposed scheme integrates and enriches the racecourse with residential, commercial, hospitality, leisure and educational uses.

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Project Details

CLIENT: Private
DATE: 2017
STATUS: Schematic Design
SIZE: 121.6ha

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ACME: Mark Broom, Loh Li Zhi, Friedrich Ludewig, Adriana Zurera

The 121 hectares were occupied by several manor houses since the time of the Domesday Book, with ownership switching over the centuries between private tenants and the Crown. The project brings the racecourse back to life through the introduction of new compatible activities like horse riding school and polo fields, while creating a mix of flats and terraced houses around the racetrack which benefit from the views over the racecourse and the lake.

On the eastern side of the plot, flats and terrace housing is arranged in meandering crescents across the parkland, creating private communal gardens to the back and generous public green spaces in their fronts, serving both the residents and the neighbouring communities.

Closest to Kempton Park station, the density of the development is increased to create a new town centre around the grandstand and the future Crossrail 2 station, with a more urban character and a mix of residential, retail and hospitality uses surrounding new civic spaces.