Proposals include a 15-storey residential block
Ambitious plans to build a new YMCA building on The Broadway in Wimbledon alongside a 15-storey residential building were unveiled this week.
Residents were invited to give developers Thornsett their opinion during a public exhibition which took place at the YMCA on Wednesday.
The current 1970s-built YMCA (left), has 110 single rooms, with shared bathrooms and no self-catering facilities. Maintenance and running costs are high, and it's generally not fit for purpose.
The YMCA St Paul's Group, which incorporates Wimbledon YMCA, said in a statement: "With the current facility being dated and in a deteriorating condition, regenerating the site is essential to maintaining YMCA’s presence in Wimbledon. The redevelopment will allow us to continue delivering vital services for young people, as well as provide improved community and amenity facilities within a mixed use development."
Plans to re-develop the YMCA, alongside a residential block of up to 24 storeys, were first proposed in 2013. But this new scheme, which will include public spaces has been put together by a different architect.
It is at the 'pre-application' stage for planning permission with Merton Borough Council.
When the latest plans are available, developers promise it will be published on this link: https://wimbledonymca.commonplace.is/
July 19, 2019