Wimbledon town centre ideas competition launches

Enter this inspiring competition

Merton Council and Love Wimbledon have launched  an ideas competition in collaboration with the Design Council and NLA (New London Architecture)  to ignite debate about how Wimbledon town centre could evolve and prosper over the next 15 years.

A-listers in the design and architectural world, including Alison Brooks, Wayne Hemmingway, Paul Finch and Morag Myerscough will be judging the entries this autumn.

Who can enter?

We want to hear ideas from community groups, residents young and old, built environment specialists and businesses in the borough. There are two categories Rising Stars and Creative communities both with £2,000 prize money.

What’s the brief?

What could Wimbledon town centre look like, what amenities it should have and what type of buildings and public spaces could be developed in the future. You can go to  www.futurewimbledon.co.uk for more details.

The council is encouraging people who wish to take part in the competition to submit their ideas in whichever format they prefer. Poems, songs and abstract sketches are just as welcome as scale plans or 3D animations.

What about the local community?

For Future Wimbledonians a schools competition is also planned for later in the year. (Details to be announced soon)

Key Dates:

Entry deadline 15 September 5pm

Judging w/c 22 September

Winners announced at Design Talk, part of Wimbledon Bookfest , October 8th

Shortlisted entries will be showcased:

On the futureWimbledon website in October

At the Building Centre, Store Street in London from October 9 – Nov 7

In Wimbledon Town Centre (dates TBC)

All the information about the competition and judging criteria can be found on the Future Wimbledon website.

Or contact future.merton@merton.gov.uk