CNM Estates is a property development company based in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in South London.

CNM Estates has property interests in KingstonSurbitonNorbiton and Weston Super Mare.

Read more about the company here: www.cnmestates.com


2012 Olympic Torch Route in Kingston

2012 Olympic Torch

2012 Olympic Torch

The route that the Olympic Torch will take through the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has been confirmed by LOCOG (the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games).

The Torch will start its journey at 8.22am on Tuesday 24 July, 2012 at the Hook Centre, Chessington.  It will travel down the Hook Road (A243) and Upper Brighton Road before turning right into Victoria Road (Surbiton town centre).  It will turn left at the roundabout outside Surbiton train station, travelling down Claremont Road, Surbiton Crescent and on to Penrhyn Road; past Kingston University, Surrey County Hall and Kingston College.

At College Roundabout the Torch will turn left onto Kingston Hall Road and then right on to High Street, moving past the Rose Theatre and Kingston Guildhall.  It will then travel through the Market Place before joining the one-way system and heading out of the Kingston town centre along Richmond Road.

The Torch will be handed over to Richmond at approximately 9.45am near the junction with Tudor Drive.

A map of the route through the borough is available at www.kingston.gov.uk

Councillor Simon James, Executive Member for Sport and the Olympic Games at Kingston Council, said: “For most us witnessing the Olympic Flame pass through our area really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  While it is disappointing that the route does not take in all four neighbourhoods as we had requested, I’m sure I speak for us all when I say that we are looking forward to welcoming and cheering on all the inspirational Torchbearers as the Olympic Flame, which has travelled all the way from Greece, passes through our communities.”

The Torch will be carried through the borough by Torchbearers who were successful through the public nomination processes run by LOCOG and the Presenting Partners: Coca Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung.  Each Torchbearer will wear a white and gold uniform which has been designed by Adidas.

Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG added: “Today we bring the Olympic Torch Relay to life. The Flame symbolises the Olympic spirit and its journey around the UK will bring the excitement of the Games to our streets. Now the people know the route the Olympic Flame will be carried along and the Torchbearers for their community, they can start planning how they might  celebrate and make it Kingston’s moment to shine.”

An average of 115 Torchbearers a day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8,000 mile journey around the UK before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

A map of the entire route is available at http://www.london2012.com/games/olympic-torch-relay/index.php

LOCOG has worked closely with representatives from a number of sectors in each Nation and Region of the UK to devise the route and is taking the Olympic Flame to within ten miles of over 95% of the population.

Schools across the UK can now access free learning resources linked to the Olympic Torch Relay through Get Set (http://getset.london2012.com/en/home) the official London 2012 education programme. The activities are designed to help schools and colleges make the most of the Relay by lining the route, and cheering on their local Torchbearers. Resources include ideas for making Flame hats and shakers to welcome the Flame, an assembly presentation to get the school behind a Torchbearer and a film showing one Get Set network school’s preparations for the Relay.

For more information on the borough’s preparations for the Olympic Games and the cultural programme of events taking place in Kingston over the summer, please visit the Go Kingston web pages at: http://www.kingston.gov.uk/browse/leisure/go_kingston.htm

Kingston Olympic Torch Route 2012

Kingston Olympic Torch Route 2012

The Olympic Torch arrives in the UK on Friday 18 May 2012.  It will travel around the UK for its 70 day journey with at least 8,000 torch bearers running through major cities and towns.

Each torch bearer will carry the torch for 300 metres and will take in National Heritage sites, locations and venues with a sporting significance, schools and school sports days, festivals and events and green spaces.

Kingston will twice bask in the glow of the Olympic Flame. If you miss the Olympic Torch Relay through Kingston on 24 July then the torch will be on the River Thames on the final day of the Olympic Torch Relay (Day 70) on 27 July.

It will start at Hampton Court and make its way down river passed Kingston to the London 2012 stadium. Time not confirmed yet, but we think it will be early.

Surbiton ‘Queen of the Suburbs’ – The Portas Pilots

Interesting debate reported in the Croydon Guardian about Victoria Road in Surbiton.

‘Surbiton group bids to become Portas pilot street’

A business group is bidding to have shopping guru Mary Portas overhaul the struggling high street.

‘Surbiton Town Team, comprised of local businesses, has put together a promotional video in the hope the Scottish star will bring her Midas touch to Surbiton’s Victoria Road.’

Grant Shapps, the Local Government Minister, has announced that 12 struggling towns and cities will have the chance to implement recommendations from my Review to help reinvigorate their ailing High Streets.  The Portas Pilots will benefit from a share of £1million, as well as the support of the Minister, Whitehall, and Mary Portas.

There is an opportunity to turn her recommendations into reality by giving communities across the country the opportunity to come forward with their vision for breathing new life into their locality. The Review is intended to inspire people with a new vision for tomorrow where High Streets are re-imagined as destinations for socialising, culture, wellbeing, learning, as well as shopping.

Click here to find out how your town can bid to become a Portas Pilot.

A place we all want to be, and can be, proud of.

Here’s the announcement to local residents  from local property developer CNM Estates which was reported in Surbiton People on 29 Dec 2011  ”Following our previous article regarding this and other Surbiton developments, CNM Estates have announced Taylor Wimpey as their development partner.  CNM Estates say that work is due to start ‘early 2012’ and be completed by Autumn 2013.”

‘Phase two of the much delayed Surbiton Plaza Development consists of 28 private apartments, 12 affordable housing apartments, two retail units and a doctor’s surgery.  I’m sure that we all look forward to this development being completed; especially the shops fronting onto Victoria Road.  As well as the Surbiton Plaza phase two, the Red Lion development in Ewell Road is due to start soon.’