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Sutton Council Breathes New Life into Derelict Heritage Buildings
It’s an exciting time for Sutton Town Centre, as the Council invests in transforming various heritage buildings on the high street.
The plans come after more than 2000 people voiced their support for protecting the high street’s heritage and requested more educational opportunities in a survey last autumn.
The projects will form part of the Council’s vision to create a more vibrant and sustainable town centre, by conserving and repurposing derelict buildings whilst boosting Sutton’s economy and providing for the local community.
Synergy is providing Cost Consultancy and Project Management services on the refurbishment of former Topshop and Vision Express shops at 137-145 High Street which will be transformed into retail and business space.
Another exciting project is Oru Sutton, a coworking and wellbeing space that will feature workspace for small businesses and entrepreneurs as well as yoga studios, a restaurant, a nursery, event space and a rooftop community garden. Oru Sutton is co-funded by Sutton Council, the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, the Mayor of London, BIG South London and Groundworks.
In addition, a former nightclub that has been empty for ten years is being brought back to life in the form of a new cultural hub called Throwley Yard. The new venue will feature an independent cinema, cafe bar and flexible space for various cultural activities. Throwley Yard will incorporate a DJ school in collaboration with the local Dixon brothers from Kiss FM.
Synergy is providing Cost Consultancy services on Oru Sutton and Throwley Yard.
The Council secured £11.35 million from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, which will part-fund all the projects.