Photo Credit : Crossrail 2
If Crossrail’s proposals are accepted, large sections of the town including the Centre Court Shopping Centre and the Everyday Church, as well as some shops and bars near The Piazza, may be demolished to make way for a dynamic transport hub: offering opportunities for large scale improvement and development in Wimbledon town centre.
Wimbledon’s railway station will be enlarged to allow thirty Crossrail 2 trains per hour to pass through, and four extra railway platforms will be created to cater for the expected 3,000 additional peak time commuters using the station. A large site on the Weir Road industrial estate will also be developed for the parking, cleaning and maintenance of trains together with another large site needed to allow trains to reverse.
London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, has predicted that Crossrail 2 will bring major economic benefits to the capital: “Crossrail 2 will be a vital new transport link that will significantly improve capacity on the rail network into and out of London. It will also provide a major boost for jobs, new homes and economic growth here in the Capital and far beyond.”
As Crossrail 2’s plans roll out it is inevitable that even greater demand will be placed on south west London’s corporate lettings market, as companies involved in creating the new infrastructure - together with those hoping to benefit from increased investment in Wimbledon – compete for available properties.
Last month residential property expert Sophie Chick commented on the growth in corporate lettings in south west London, saying: “We have already seen a significant increase in the demand for corporate rentals in Battersea, Clapham and Wandsworth over the past year”. She added: “The boundaries of the prime markets within the [south west] area are continuing their expansion, often led by development.”
Winchester White is a leading lettings agency in south west London, serving high profile corporate clients in the UK and overseas. Our high quality properties are available for long and short lets, equipped with everything required to allow relocating staff to simply unpack and move in.
With so much growth anticipated in the corporate lettings market, it is predicted that suitable rental properties in south west London may soon be in short supply. Thanks to our negotiators’ detailed knowledge of prime areas such as Wimbledon, Clapham and Battersea we are confident that we can continue to offer superb rental properties that match our clients’ needs.
If you need advice on corporate lettings, contact our expert teams in Wimbledon or Battersea today.