A £3.7m investment will drive the planned transformation of Colliers Wood.
Earlier this month the Wimbledon Guardian revealed Merton Council’s plan to create a new high street in Christchurch Road.
Now the Mayor of London has announced the amount Merton Council will receive for projects in the area.
A grant of £715,000 for Mitcham town centre has also been announced, which should spark further council investment.
The authority said the Colliers Wood cash would be used to create a new “town square area” near the Brown and Root tower, which is set for redevelopment.
Shops will also receive a facelift and new street furniture will be installed.
A Merton Council spokesman said the cash would also benefit South Wimbledon and create a new “boulevard” with footpaths and cycle lanes in Merantun Way.
The cash has come from a Greater London Authority (GLA) regeneration fund for areas affected by last year’s rioting.Prodnose: Boulevardier?
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