About Merton

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Colliers Wood covers a diverse area that includes the city high street, an industrial business park and a rural arts and crafts village. Merton High Street, with its host of independent shops, runs as a main artery and is defined by two underground stations; South Wimbledon and Colliers Wood. Overall, Colliers Wood provides a blend of residential, shop front, commercial and SME business with larger industrial estates in the surrounds, which all serve to create a truly diversified district for any business.

Discover a more rustic and unique business and shopping experience in Merton at Merton Abbey Mills. Tucked away behind Merantun Way, this is an 18th century arts and crafts village. Developed on the former Liberty silk-works on the banks of the Wandle River, this charming crafts village offers studios and offices within a lofty and creative space with regular arts and crafts events, markets, a wide range of international foods for every palette, music and kids festivals.

Mitcham forms a large and important part of the Borough with a variety of business and industrial estates scattered across it. This variety offers business and office space amongst some of London’s greenest areas, but with a strong business community ethic. FutureMerton is investing £6m into further developing both retail and business spaces to improve the area with better transport links, new shops, cleaner open spaces and community led markets and cultural events.

At the heart of Merton lies Morden, home of Merton Council’s Civic Centre. An established communal centre means that it is thriving with shops, cafes and businesses, including the Council’s own. It has excellent transport links with a busy underground station, two tram stops and 12 bus routes. It is also well linked to major roads including the A24 and A3. There is an exciting and ambitious regeneration plan for the area to ensure that it fulfils its urban potential as an asset to the borough.

Morden news:

A brand new, temporary creative art space officially opened by the Mayor of Merton in Morden town centre.

Raynes Park is a gem with a vibrant community. It has one of the lowest vacancy rates and is growing rapidly with more than 120 new homes, new retail spaces, including Waitrose and Sainsbury’s as well as an expanding café community. With more than 20 scattered industrial businesses and four industrial parks, the Council is working to increase business space and accessibility in the area.

Described as the powerhouse of Merton, Wimbledon provides 50% of the Borough’s employment. It is home to renowned national, international and independent business brands that work together to create a vibrant and flourishing business community. Supporting this exciting business community is Love Wimbledon, a Business Improvement District, set up specifically for the benefit of businesses to improve and promote the town centre.

http://www.lovewimbledon.org/

Love Wimbledon’s monthly market is on The Piazza again this weekend, Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 April.

Come along and enjoy a host of unique stalls featuring many local artisans offering a variety of hot and cold street food as well as original art, accessories, clothing, homewares, crafts and gifts.

Make sure you’re there!

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 April from 11am until 6pm on The Piazza, Wimbledon.

Well-known for the tennis, this delightful high street combines independent shops, cafes, bars and boutiques surrounded by period buildings. Its uniqueness is accentuated by its proximity to London and its strong influence throughout the Borough. Described as a place where town meets country, it is the perfect place for a business to establish itself and evolve. It has its own businesses association, which works to promote the village as a commercial and visitor destination, as well as ensuring that all its members are represented.

Off this important road artery running through from Wimbledon Park down to Haydon’s Road, Durnsford Road offers your business a variety of workspaces ranging from shops, small office space and larger industrial units. Running alongside the Wandle River, it is at the top end of Merton and therefore nearer to the Thames and Central London. There have been several housing redevelopments around this estate, which provides a new source of local labour.

Whatever type of business you are or want to establish, South Wimbledon Business Area is a great location for your business. It has great transport links whether you use public transport or the roads with plenty of parking. Most importantly, it has an active business led community that works together to ensure that the area is fully supported and represented whether it be for marketing and business support or in liaising with local police and the council.

Weir Road forms part of an important employment corridor in the north of Merton Borough and is suited to continued employment use with a range of commercial units, offices and industrial units appropriate for this location. This large estate contains a wide range of businesses, including B1, B2, B8 and bulky retail. The majority of industrial and commercial units are of a reasonable age and quality with low vacancy rates.

The Willow Lane Trading Estate is a well-established centre of commerce and industry that has been trading for a number of years. There are more than 150 businesses, employing more than 2,500 people on the estate and it is always growing. The estate benefits from great transport links with tram, rail and bus. It has its own Business Improvement District (BID), which focuses on the welfare and interests of the businesses housed on the estate, including improvements to overall safety and access, representation and other more practical improvements such as the acquisition of a post box.

Merton Chamber's Generator Business Centre is based in Mitcham

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