London Borough of Merton

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Councillor Andrew Judge, cabinet member for Environmental Sustainability and Regeneration

"We want Wimbledon to be the best place it can be: the most vibrant and attractive town centre in outer London.

"This competition is a unique opportunity for everyone locally, and in the built environment professions to contribute their ideas about the future shape of this place we love. We have great heritage and culture, but we also have new tech companies and innovation.

"Wimbledon is already on the world stage and is a successful place for business and jobs and has a vigorous community and cultural life. But no town or city can stand still.

"We want Wimbledon to become even better as a great place to live and work. There is a huge potential to be realised in terms of improvements in architectural, urban and landscape design, which is critical to sustaining a thriving 21st century town.

"We know that Wimbledon’s demographic is becoming younger and businesses and other organisations want to locate and grow here. Crossrail 2 could bring unrivalled transport connectivity, making Wimbledon 12 minutes from London’s West End.

"We have to ensure Wimbledon is a place that can continue to welcome investment, with new businesses and cultural facilities. Making SW19 the place of choice in London to live and work will benefit the whole of Merton.

"There are many people in Merton who are full of creative and innovative ideas. We want to harness them all so we can ensure Wimbledon has that bright and dynamic future in which it can play its part fully in London’s creative, technology and business success."