New proposals set to see tower block proposal reduced in height
New plans to upgrade the YMCA building on The Broadway in Wimbledon along with private residential homes are to be unveiled next week.
Developers Thornsett last year proposed to replace the current 1970s-built YMCA (left) will rise to seven storeys, with an eighth set-back storey. It will provide 124 bedrooms in total, as well as a cafe, gym and children's area.
Next to it was planned six-storey Trinity House, providing 31 homes, and then the 15-storey Octagon (pictured above), with 108 homes.
But comments made at the time have made them re-think the height of the building. In a leaflet delivered to local residents they say the new scheme will "reduce the height of the scheme and ensure the overall design complements Wimbledon town centre in the best way possible"
The YMCA St Paul's Group, which incorporates Wimbledon YMCA, said: "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."
Comments are being invited on the new proposals, which will be on display at the YMCA from 3pm-8pm on January 15.
The project team will be on hand to answer queries from residents, and feedback about the proposals is invited. More information will be available on the project website.
Plans to re-develop the YMCA, alongside a residential block of up to 24 storeys, were first proposed by a different architect in 2013.
January 3, 2020