Centre Court Shopping Rebrands as Wimbledon Quarter

Wimbledon Quarter

Centre Court Shopping Centre is currently rebranding as part of cutting-edge regeneration.

Centre Court Shopping Centre has officially changed its name to “Wimbledon Quarter” as works near completion to transform the Centre into a local neighbourhood hub. The new centre will contain exciting new spaces to shop, eat, train, work and more. These works will be completed in late autumn.

The launch of a new ‘Wimbledon Quarter’ brand signals the completion of works to reposition Centre Court Shopping Centre and reflect the centre’s commitment to the rich heritage and vibrant future of the local area. This transformative move is a key component of the comprehensive renovation started in 2021 by new owners Romulus. These works are aimed at revitalising the heart of Wimbledon town centre and will offer a diverse mix of uses with a compelling lineup of both new and familiar occupiers.

The new Wimbledon Quarter will feature community spaces that encourage social interactions, events and gatherings. This will include the new Courtyard set under a retractable roof offering a place to stop, sit, and meet. Wimbledon Quarter will also be welcoming an array of exciting new occupiers. These include Third Space, Boardroom Climbing, The Golf Groove, Huddle and the recently announced additions of Mildreds and Picnic and Play, with more to come as the centre continues to evolve. There will also be a new main entrance on Queens Road.

Environmentally friendly initiatives are at the heart of the new centre and include energy-efficient lighting, recycling and composting programs, natural ventilation, removal of gas boilers and even a roof-top farm.

Alexander Woolf, Romulus COO said

We are thrilled to unveil the Wimbledon Quarter. We believe that reinvention reflects the opening up of an enclosed Shopping Mall to become part of the town centre. The new brand represents our commitment to creating a space that reflects Wimbledon, embracing the local community and providing opportunities for everyone to connect, engage, and thrive.

For more information and updates, visit www.wimbledonquarter.com or follow @wimbledonquarter.

Coty: Leading the Way in Sustainability and Employee Engagement

Coty, a multinational beauty company headquartered in Wimbledon with around 400 staff, has now embedded sustainability practices across their business by engaging employees in the organisation to create sustainable solutions that benefit and motivate everyone who works there.

Sustainability is one of the six strategic pillars at Coty and a very visible example of this commitment is the new rooftop garden and terrace, designed and created by Coty’s own team earlier this year. The garden, which was named ‘FEAR-LEAVES-LY KIND’ after another of Coty’s brand values to be ‘Fearlessly kind’, is used to grow organic produce such as tomatoes and cucumbers along with herbs which employees can take home and cook with. Recipes are also now being created to give people culinary inspiration. The basis of the design was to not use new where possible – all the palettes used for planting in the garden were just upcycled.

Jodie Rae, UK Facilities Manager for Coty, comments:

The rooftop garden is a great area for the Coty team to be at one with nature and take some time from our busy day to enjoy the outside environment, which is also beneficial to employee mental health.” Jodie is one of a team of employee ‘Coty-vators’ that tend to the garden weekly.

In addition to this initiative, Coty is promoting sustainability and employee well-being throughout their business by placing a pledge tree on their 5th Floor. Employees make pledges regarding their own ability to support sustainable behaviours, and then hang them on the tree, to encourage their commitment to living more sustainably – e.g., cycling into work on a regular basis. Coty employees are also encouraged to keep clothes in circulation with a large clothes swap area within their office, including clothing, shoes, bags and cosmetics. Staff are encouraged to take part in community days and volunteer regularly with Sustainable Merton’s Community Fridge.

“It’s really important to us and our staff are hugely motivated by our sustainability commitments. We’re thrilled to have been nominated for the Community Award at the Merton Best Business Awards this year in reflection of everything we do to make Coty more sustainable” adds Jodie.

First Mile – Now Offering Salon Solutions!

As part of our partnership with First Mile, we are now offering business services through Recycle My Salon.

They’ve created a service whereby salons can recycle their hard-to-recycle items in an easy way – a stylish recycle box that sits in your salon. You can recycle human hair and/or aluminium salon products using this service.

You purchase a pack of 4 x recycle boxes from Recycle My Salon and First Mile will deliver them the next working day. You then fill the recycle box with anything from the list below and let them know when it’s ready to collect, either via their website or by scanning the QR code on the recycle box. First Mile arranges the collection of the box the next working day, from inside the salon, and take it back to our facility for processing.

To sign up for these services please click here.

Items that can be recycled:

  • Human hair
  • Colour tubes
  • Foils
  • Aerosols (empty cans)
  • Cans
  • Any other aluminium products – foil takeaway containers, chocolate/sweet wrappers, foil lids etc can also go in here!

A Look Back at Sustainable September 2023

Creating a greener and more sustainable town centre is one of the three strategic priorities we outlined to you in our 5-year business plan. Following on from several green interventions in the public realm that we continue to manage to enhance the town centre’s look and feel, in September  2023 we saw a real step forward in our efforts with our business community,  including our “Succeeding In Sustainability” masterclass, Wimbledon Sustainable Fashion weekend with Go Inspire, and our first dedicated Sustainable Market, bringing pre-loved fashion and new stallholders to our regular programme of market activities. We’ve loved hearing about the many ways our businesses have embraced sustainability, however big or small.

Succeeding in Sustainability Masterclass

Succeeding In Sustainability Masterclass

We invited businesses to a masterclass in “Succeeding In Sustainability’ as part of our Business Masterclass series in partnership with Merton Chamber of Commerce. Missed our Business Masterclass on Succeeding in Sustainability? Listen to our new podcast where our headline speakers share insights and principles which can help your business improve its sustainability credentials.

Coty’s Rooftop Farm

Coty’s Rooftop Farm

We interviewed multinational beauty company, Coty’s in their headquarters in Wimbledon. We learnt how they embedded sustainability practices across their business by engaging employees in the organisation to create sustainable solutions that benefit and motivate everyone who works there. Read more here.

First Mile’s Hair Recycling Services

Recycle my Salon

We introduced our beauty businesses to hair recycling services. Nearly a quarter of our businesses are signed up to the B Corp accredited waste provider First Mile through the Love Wimbledon group buying services. Their services cover cardboard, coffee grounds, glass, food, WEEE and toner recycling and now hair recycling through the Recycle My Salon partnership. They provided all the customers with carbon reporting to help them reach their sustainability goals. Sign up for these services here.

Refill/Reuse/Recycle in Wimbledon

Sustainable Wimbledon

We updated the reuse and recycling pages on our website promoting to customers where they can recycle everyday household items in town, from electrical items to ink cartridges and even plastic toys. More information click here.

Ranger Impact Report Q2 2023

 

The Graph above illustrates the issues resolved in Q2 2023. During the summer months, our town ranger has seen an increase in fly tipping, graffiti, flyposting and other anti-social behaviour. By reporting anti-social issues through daily checks of the town centre, we tackle these issues by contacting the correct partners to deal with them leading to over 600 of these issues in the last quarter.

In addition to this, the Love Wimbledon team have been working hard to ensure the town was kept clean and maintained for a very busy summer. Including our successful summer events such as Big Screen Tennis on The Piazza, Friday Food & Play and our monthly markets. A total of 1,251m2 of pavement was cleaned over the course of three days in June.

Our Ranger reports around 250 issues a month to external partners such as First Mile, Veolia, Community Clean, Merton Council and Thames Water, ensuring they are resolved quickly and effectively.

You can report issues here:

Fly tipping

Litter/Weeds

Graffiti (in public areas)

Leaks

Streets and Pavements (Highways)

Traffic Lights

Bus Stops and Shelters

Rough sleepers

Free Electronic Waste Collection 30 October

Love Wimbledon has teamed up with award-winning recycling company, First Mile to offer BID businesses FREE quarterly collections of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

All your unwanted electrical items will be recycled, including those containing hazardous materials. Items which can be collected include:

  • Keyboards
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Telephones
  • TVs
  • Printers
  • Fridges

The next WEEE collection will be on Wednesday 30th October. Booking to be made by Friday 25th October.

Booking is simple – just call First Mile on 0800 612 9894 or email customers@thefirstmile.co.uk.

When booking please supply the following information:

  • Business name & address
  • Pictures of the items
  • Best contact on site (Name, Number & Email