Wimbledon Town Centre Regeneration

Wimbledon Town Centre Regeneration

Project: Wimbledon Town Centre Regeneration
Client: London Borough of Merton
Contractor: FM Conway
Start Date: April 2011
Completion Date: April 2012

At the beginning of 2012 Merton Council was awarded £4.45m from the Greater London Authority’s regeneration fund to improve areas of the borough.

An initial phase of these regeneration works was the improvements to Wimbledon Town Centre, and the transformation of Wimbledon Station Forecourt to improve the overall appearance and functionality of the area.

Merton Councils appointed highways maintenance contractor FM Conway, carried out the works. They cleared the areas of unnecessary street signs and installed new quality paving and street furniture.

Further regeneration plans within the borough include, a new town centre for Colliers Wood and Merton High Street, the transformation of Merantun Way into a boulevard with cycle lanes and footpaths and further similar improvements to Christchurch Road, Colliers Wood as to those that have taken place in Wimbledon.

As part of the Wimbledon Town Centre Regeneration the London Borough of Merton required quality, contemporary public realm furniture. The council went with a range of stunning stainless steel products which complimented the area, and are visually coordinating.

The London Borough of Merton wanted to supply seating to the Station forecourt area, however they wanted the option to remove the seating during the Wimbledon tournament, when the station would be at its busiest. After discussing their problem with our design team, our designers came up with the solution of installing the Zenith Bench in one of our F1 115 Large retention sockets. This allows the bench to be removed during Tennis match hours to reduce crowding, whilst providing a flush flat finish on the floor.

The F1 115 Large retention socket is formed of a strong composite steel construction, and features internal retention bolts that enable the socket to firmly grip on to the leg of the benches, providing secure and stable seating.

Linx 400 Stainless Steel 3/4 railings with Kenton posts were installed throughout the town centre.

Transport, TRL600, cycle stands were supplied with a tapper plate which was fitted with cycle parking plaques, and have tape on two sides for enhanced visibility.

District keep left traffic bollards were supplied in fixed versions, and installed in the locations which the council clearly needed to inform the public of a specific highway instruction.

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