Merton Council Leader Visits Wimbledon Grounds
Chancellor Stephen Alambritis, Leader of Merton Council, paid a visit to Wimbledon Grounds’ construction site and marketing suite on Friday 20th July to learn about the scheme’s plans and progression.
Joined by AFC Wimbledon’s Chief Executive, Erik Samuelson, and Galliard Homes’ Planning Director, Mike Watson, this was a chance to bring together the brains behind this forward-thinking operation to introduce new homes to the area and return AFC Wimbledon to their home ground on Plough Lane with a purpose-built, 10,000-seat football stadium.
Erik Samuelson stated: “It is incredibly exciting to see how quickly the site is being transformed. As a fan-owned club we are embedded in our community and this is a fantastic opportunity to use the stadium as a base from which to increase the level and widen the scope of our award-winning community work. We are delighted to be working with Galliard Homes and Catalyst to regenerate the site and, simply, to bring the Dons home after all these years. We can’t wait!”
Whilst the stadium and public realm are focal points of this area’s anticipated transformation, the estimated 600 homes – approximately 177 of which are expected to be offered through Shared Ownership through Catalyst Housing – will create a whole new community for this coveted South-West London location, whilst unveiling an all-new leisure and entertainment hub for this corner of the capital.
Galliard Homes has already launched its first phase of properties to sit within the site, entitled Stadia Three, which will house a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments.