A team including Architecture 00 and Allies and Morrison has revealed its proposed masterplan aimed at attracting investment into Sutton town centre, south London
The practices were part of the victorious Bilfinger GVA-led consortium, which also features Greenwich-based Urban Engineering Studio and planning consultancy Metropolis Green, that scooped the job last September.
The 15-year plan will transform the town centre and forms part of Sutton Borough Council’s wider drive to attract new business to the area. It will feature new homes, shops, restaurants, improved transport links and better public spaces.
It was drawn up following an eight-week consultation process with almost 800 comments from local residents and businesses.
Anthony Benson, director of Allies and Morrison, said: ’London will become increasingly reliant on locations like Sutton to accommodate growth, which is why strategic masterplans like this are so important for London’s future.’
Sutton Borough Council also wants the plans to incorporate a number of ‘potential big-ticket developments’ including the extension of the Tramlink from Wimbledon to Sutton Station in 2020 and the new London Cancer Hub in Belmont, billed as Europe’s largest Life Science Cluster.
Plans may also include the provision of new primary and secondary schools in the centre.
The masterplan aims to complement the council’s existing local plan which it is currently reviewing as part of its wider vision for the whole of Sutton in 2031-32.