The regeneration will deliver 2,000 new homes in a mixed-use development including new retail and public realm spaces andimprovements to local transport connectivity. Both public bodies are committed to bringing significant improvements to Morden; workingwith local residents, businesses, community groups and those thatvisit Morden to help shape the future of the town centre.
This is a unique opportunity for a precedent setting development for many other outer-London town centres, which are served by Underground stations. Merton Council and Transport for London are seeking a high-quality scheme that delivers social, environmental, and economic benefits.
PROJECT STATUS: Pre-planning
COMPLETION DATE: 2036
CLIENTS: LB Merton (FutureMerton team), Transport for London
Merton is in the heart of south London, where urban London adjoins suburban Metroland. Best known for its green spaces and tennis, nowadays the borough is in transition, with an ever-younger population, and investment in business space, schools and transport.
Opportunities for growth and regeneration are concentrated along the Northern Line corridor (Colliers Wood, South Wimbledon and Morden) and to the north of the borough on the Tooting borders and north Mitcham. Merton’s largest and best-known town centre, Wimbledon, is a vibrant business location and is the only town centre in London accessible by train, tube, tram and bus. Tightly bound by attractive tree-lined streets and conservation areas; there is a strong desire to improve the streetscape, boost businesses and jobs and green the town centre through targeted investment via the Future Wimbledon Masterplan.
Population projections 2021 206,187
Population projections 2050 250,155
London plan new homes (ten-year target) 9,180
Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) TBC
Paul McGarry, Head of future Merton