27 February 2018: 7:28 pm
Rest and retail in Wimbledon
Plans have been revealed for a four-star, 94-room hotel and shopping space on Wimbledon Hill.
A public exhibition for the plans was held on 11 January at nearby Wimbledon Library, where developer Walhill showcased its proposals to refurbish and expand the existing Bank Buildings on Wimbledon Hill Road in the town centre with a mixed-use scheme comprising retail space at ground level and the rest of the building for hotel use.
Speaking on behalf of Walhill, Paul Dimoldenberg of publicist firm Quattro PR said: "The plans to restore and extend Bank Buildings for a new four-star hotel and ground floor retail will help to bring new life to this much-loved town centre building.
"It will provide new jobs and help boost town centre business, as well as providing a high-quality hotel for business and leisure visitors to Wimbledon."
Walhill is expected to submit a formal planning application this month.