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"Cinema, theatre, library… what was once the Chester Odeon has been turned into an exciting new communal space..."


The old head post office in Kingston is an empty at-risk Grade 2 listed building with great potential for use as a community cultural centre by environmental groups, artists, local charities and support groups, and small/start-up businesses. 

We are a consortium of community groups with a vision for the building that includes a cafe, event and exhibition space, an environment hub, meeting places, studios, workshops, office
space... and we worked together for a few years to secure this space for the community and turn the vision into a reality - with some success. We await developments with interest.

Our supporters include: 

Creative Youth

Fusion Arts

Greener Kingston

Kingston Eco-op

Kingston Environment Centre

Kingston Environment Forum

Kingston Fairtrade Group

Kingston Green Radio

Recovery Initiative Social Enterprise 

Save the World Club

Transition Town Kingston

Wow! Vintage & Craft




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With thanks to The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames for a Neighbourhood Grant in 2014 to help with printing and admin costs.



If you or your organisation/community group/enterprise think you could use TOPO sometime in the future, please download, complete, and return a TOPO Expression of Interest form - no obligation, but it will help us to assess potential interest and build a business case for TOPO.



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Kingston Environment Centre
Fountain Youth Centre
1 Kingston Road
New Malden


020 8942 5251

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