Lib Dem Council works to improve Sutton High Street

31 Jul 2023

Bringing derelict buildings back to life and protecting local heritage

Lib Dem-run Sutton Council is investing in bringing derelict buildings back to use and improving Sutton High Street.

The White Building opposite ASDA will become a new home for Sutton College, while heritage buildings that used to house Topshop and Vision Express will be refurbished into retail and business space.

This comes as the old Chicago’s Nightclub building will be transformed into a cinema and community arts venue.

All these projects are being part-funded by £11.35 million funding secured by Lib Dem Sutton Council from the Government. 

Cllr Ruth Dombey, Lib Dem Leader of Sutton Council, said:

“These exciting improvements will help make our town centre fit for the future.

“Sutton High Street, like so many high streets up and down the UK, has faced challenges with the pandemic and the rise in online shopping.

“We are bringing empty and derelict buildings back to life, creating new focal points and injecting some vibrance into Sutton High Street -- all whilst preserving our much-loved heritage buildings.”

What's coming to Sutton High Street?

New home for Sutton College: Refurbishing the historic building opposite ASDA and building much-needed new council homes 

Oru Sutton co-working space: Bringing the upstairs of the old BHS store back into use, extending the co-working space with a rooftop bar and restaurant and retail space for small businesses.

Throwley Yard culture hub: Renovating the old Chicago’s nightclub into a cinema and community arts venue.

A redeveloped St Nicholas Shopping Centre: Bringing in high-quality retail, leisure and restaurant space, a new modern library and new affordable homes.

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