Elmbridge Borough Council

Our team advised Elmbridge Borough Council on their future retail and town centre needs. The report set out the scope for new development in an area where the shopping patterns are largely dictated by the influence of surrounding larger centres such as Kingston-upon-Thames and Guildford.

A major new town centre development in Walton-on-Thames formed a key part of the analysis, establishing the impact on local residents’ shopping patterns. The study also considered the role and function of the Borough’s network of smaller local centres, drawing on a gap analysis audit of key local facilities to establish the extent to which they were effectively meeting residents’ day to day needs.