Thank you for visiting the consultation website for the redevelopment of The White Hart Pub and Rutlish Auto Care Centre in Wimbledon. This website contains details of our vision for the redevelopment of the site and will be updated as the project progresses.
The proposal is being brough forward by Hibernian Capital who are working in partnership with the Rutlish Foundation who have owned the site for 300 years to deliver a scheme which will be a positive asset to the area and community.
The Development will deliver 56 much needed new homes for Merton and bring back life to this side of Kingston Road by widening the footpath to 4 metres and adding new commercial space to include a mix of potential uses from gym or office, café or convenience store.
Following an extensive design process working with London Borough of Merton officers and the Merton Design Review Panel, the design team has prepared a set of proposals which will bring forward a building of excellent architectural design. It will use high quality materials including brick and stone and will respect the local area’s architecture.
Alongside the regeneration of the long derelict pub and improved footpath provision along Kingston Road are proposed improvements to widen the tram path providing a safer and more pleasant route for residents, along with new street trees for the area to increase biodiversity and air quality.
Furthermore the development will be car free apart from six proposed blue badge parking bays (5 residential and 1 commercial). This, combined with the removal of the Rutlish Auto Care Centre, will greatly reduce vehicle movements and subsequently assist in improving air quality and highway safety, especially along Rutlish Road.
Overall, the proposals will improve and enhance the urban setting on Kingston Road and Rutlish Road with the introduction of a sympathetic mix-used development and improved public realm, as well as the creation of a more accessible and open approach to the tram line.
The timetable to submit the planning application is mid-June at which point the London Borough of Merton will also carry out its own consultation.