More Time To Comment On Wimbledon Town Centre Plans

Consultation for Future Wimbledon project is extended to 2019

The consultation period for the Future Wimbledon project - a long-term vision for Wimbledon town centre, giving it more green spaces and pedestrian access - has been extended to 2019.

Future Wimbledon has aimed to provide a framework for developing the area and delivering aspirations for the town for 2030 and beyond.

Merton council is seeking opinions on the plans, which now remain open for consultation until January 6.

Planners believe there will be significant investment opportunities in Wimbledon when Crossrail 2 arrives, although there is much uncertainty about work in the town centre – including the potential partial demolition of the Centre Court shopping centre.

Future Wimbledon vision of The Broadway

Pictured above is a vision for a pedestrianised Broadway, outside New Wimbledon Theatre.

Future Wimbledon will be running design workshops outside Wimbledon Theatre from 11am-2pm on November 10.

An additional chance for comment, will come with a business forum in the town centre on November 15.

Love Wimbledon is hosting an update from Merton Council so businesses, landlords and agents can have their say on the new masterplam.

It takes place at Domestic & General Group, 11 Worple Road, SW19 4JS, from 6pm-8pm November 15.

Priorities on the masterplan include: 

Greening Wimbledon

Mid-rise contextual architecture

Public space

Cultural space

Traffic intervention

Transport interchange

Over station development

Retail offer.

Future Wimbledon has produced the following artist's impression, including pedestrianised areas (marked in orange):

Helen Clark Bell, CEO of Love Wimbledon commented: “Love Wimbledon has been an integral part of the consultation process over the last few years that has led to the development of the masterplan for Wimbledon. Having worked with Merton Council and the Design Council on the initial Design Competition in 2014, it is great to see so many of these initial ideas being brought forward to give Wimbledon town centre a strong vision and aspirations for managed growth over the next few decades.

“We are particularly keen to see the emphasis on greening of the town and improvement of public space to enhance the pedestrian experience as this is paramount in the development of any town.

“We look forward to hearing the views of local businesses, landowners and other stakeholders during this consultation to ensure that Wimbledon further develops as an attractive town for commerce, which in turn delivers a great place for individuals, either as residents, employees or visitors to enjoy their leisure time.”

November 7, 2018