View the different localities below the map to find out more about each
- Colliers Wood
- Merton Abbey Mills
- Raynes Park
- Wimbledon Town
- Wimbledon Village
- Durnsford Road Industrial Area
- South Wimbledon Business Area
- Weir Road Industrial Area
- Willow Lane Industrial Area
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.
“We have been working with Merton Chamber of Commerce since our inception. They have been an invaluable source of information and support on many of the issues that all start-ups face. In our case they have been particularly helpful with recruitment, training and most importantly, making introductions and general networking with the local business community. I would encourage all those looking to establish or grow their business in Merton to contact the Chamber at the first opportunity.”
Founder – The Wimbledon Brewery Company Limited
Notification of major gas works: Merton High Street area of Merton >> click here for details. July 2018. IMPORTANT UPDATE: September 2018. Major engineering difficulties encountered, means that SGN were not able to complete works as planned. Works currently suspended.
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.
“We have had a longstanding relationship with the Chamber over many years both as members and as media partners. Time & Leisure Magazine has benefited as a business through attending and supporting Chamber events. The team’s knowledge and support for local business is unrivalled. We are thrilled to again be the chosen media partner for the Merton Best Business Awards and look forward to working with the Chamber to celebrate the success of our local business community.” Lucy Kane, Managing Director – Time & Leisure Magazine
“Membership has benefited our business immensely and we have made some good connections with other local businesses. Merton Chamber of Commerce is one of the first places I go to seek any help I need with my business. The team at the Chamber is very hands-on and dedicated to providing a diverse range of support. My team and I very much enjoy being members and active participants of the Merton Chamber.” Nick Samuel, Managing Director – Samuel Estates
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.
The Training & Recruitment Partnership Limited (TRP) is an independent learning provider based in Mitcham, delivering apprenticeships and traineeships in London, the South East of England and nationally.
Help for Carers is an award winning service with over 30 years’ experience of bringing care to clients in their own homes in London and Surrey, helping them to remain independent.
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.
Award-winning Crown Lane Studio is a sustainable recording studio in the heart of Morden town centre, offering recording specialisms, professional mastering and rehearsal rooms, and was among 100 winning small businesses selected to visit Downing Street on Small Business Saturday 2017.
Read about current redevelopment plans here. (you will be take to the Merton Council website)
September 2018 Update here
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 and 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.
Merton Chamber’s Raynes Park Business Breakfast is a regular networking breakfast event hosted in partnership with the Raynes Park Association. Keep checking our Upcoming Events page for details of Breakfasts in 2018.
The Raynes Park Local Centre Enhancement Plan has focused on guiding short- to medium-term investment in the physical environment of Raynes Park centre, with the aim of improving the attractiveness and functionality of the area to ensure that it remains a competitive destination for local shopping and services. Please visit Merton Council to find out more.
Summer 2018 – SGM investing in gas network upgrades in Raynes Park. The Grand Drive project starts on 23 July and will last for approximately 20 weeks, with Grand Drive being made one-way during the course of the works. Read more on their website here.
UPDATE: SGN works completed ahead of schedule. Road reopened 16 November 2018.
What’s happening in Raynes Park?
Notes of Meeting – 23 October >> click here
- Network Rail, planning and policing – were just some of the updates at the Autumn meeting in Raynes Park. Key dates for the diary are:
- 7 December – Raynes Park Christmas lights
- 12 February 2019 – Raynes Park Business Breakfast
Notes of Meeting – 19 June 2018 >> click here
The recent Raynes Park Business Breakfast was packed with valuable news on developments that may affect local businesses. Crossrail2 provided an update on the project. Whilst the project is still not definite, the Government have launched an affordability review which has been underway since January. Following the initial consultations which began back in 2015, the team at Crossrail2 have now had an opportunity to review the feedback, and the next round of public consultations will have consideration to what happens beyond Wimbledon. If you would like to keep up to date with developments and network with local businesses in the know, why not come along to our next breakfast. >> Click here to attend.
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.
“Merton Chamber of Commerce has been like a friend in business who cares about your business and wants to help you succeed. They have been no end of help to us when we need them. They are a star resource.”
Founder – Gina Conway Aveda Salons and Spas
Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group – a FTSE250 company, listed on the London Stock Exchange and employing over 3,000 people. With offices in Wimbledon Town Centre, Close Brothers has strong links with Merton Chamber and recently took part in our GDPR workshop, highlighting the implications and requirements of this new legislation to senior management.
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.
Andrew Scott Robertson is a market-leading independent Chartered Surveyor and property specialist in Residential and Commercial Sales, Lettings and Management.
Cannizaro House, part of the Hotel du Vin & Bistro group, is a 19th Century house full of character and historic charm. Sensitively refurbished, its former glory continues to shine and its distinctive setting has hosted the likes of Lord Tennyson, Oscar Wilde and even the last Maharajah of Punjab. A fitting place to experience individuality and style, having been witness to some of history’s most vibrant characters.
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.
Exciting plans are afoot in the Plough Lane area, as AFC Wimbledon gets permission to start building new stadium!
AFC Wimbledon is a Premier Member of Merton Chamber of Commerce. As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations in 2017, Merton Chamber’s Caroline Cook visited AFC Wimbledon to see what being a Premier Member is all about. Read more about her experience here.
The South Wimbledon Business Area achieved BID (Business Improvement District) status and started its first five-year term on 1 July 2017. Adjacent to Morden Road and Merantun Way, it is home to over 200 businesses. Merton Chamber has close ties to SWBA, working together with them on events, and lobbying on their behalf.
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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.
Paul Strank Roofing provides roofing services and materials across south and central London, including maintaining some of Merton’s listed buildings such as Eagle House and Rectory House in Wimbledon, and Church House in Merton Park.
Reston Waste is a family run business renowned as London’s top waste management service, offering skip hire, waste clearance and roll-on/roll-off containers, and working closely with customers to minimise environmental impact and keep removal costs to a minimum.