HOW WIMBLEDON REMAINS ON TOP AS A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY HOTSPOT

9th April 2018

As the commercial property specialists for Wimbledon and South East London, it’s no surprise to us at Cattaneo Commercial that Wimbledon remains high on many investment wish-lists. This popular area has long been seen as solid, dependable choice for investors.

Here’s our explanation as to how Wimbledon has maintained this appeal, staying firmly on its pedestal as one of the upmost desired places for commercial property in London, and why you should consider investing today.

1) International reputation 

Known worldwide as the home of the oldest - and arguably the most prestigious - tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon receives over 400,000 visitors in the two weeks this event occurs alone. The tennis helps drive the town’s enduring reputation as a place of tradition and ‘Great British spirit’. People all over the world associate Wimbledon with idyllic grassy plains, strawberries and cream, and glasses of Pimm’s enjoyed throughout long summer days. They are drawn - not just to Wimbledon - but to lifestyle that comes with it.

strawberry drink on green grass
Strawberries are traditionally associated with Wimbledon tennis tournament

2) The ideal balance of a city’s convenience, combined with peaceful living

Wimbledon offers the convenience of being part of Greater London, and just a stone’s throw from the city centre, while maintaining its village-like feel. Copious amounts of green space surround and characterise the town, the most famous of which is Wimbledon Common. Together with Putney Heath and Putney Common, this park forms the largest area of heathland in London, and has been protected from being built on or enclosed since 1871.

The town also boasts the multi-functional green space of Wimbledon Park, home to the tennis courts, athletics grounds, and the prominent Wimbledon Park Golf Club. The district has an impressive history, dating as far back as the Iron Age, and offers a great range of cultural amenities, including a number of theatres and local museums.


Wimbledon is loved for its green, open spaces

3) Excellent transport links 

Wimbledon is located less than half an hour’s London underground ride from Westminster, and is only 35 minutes on the tube from St Paul’s and the City. It’s also served by national rail lines, meaning you can get from the local station to Waterloo in just 16 minutes. The town offers local connections by several different bus routes, black cabs, and of course the TFL London tram network.


Westminster is just a 29 minute tube ride from Wimbledon

Excitingly, if the pending Crossrail 2 project goes ahead, Wimbledon will enjoy even more convenient links to London and beyond!

4) Dedication to development

The council of Merton, encompassing Wimbledon, is dedicated to maximising the potential of this ever-growing area. They run workshops and forums for landowners, residents and businesses to collaborate and help shape the future of the town.

Additionally, Wimbledon benefits from organisations like ‘Love Wimbledon’, a non-profit company funded by local business, which aims to help Wimbledon reach its best capability by promotion, events and investment, among other activities. The demand for this undyingly popular district shows no signs of slowing down, and it’s clear that the local council and townspeople alike are ambitious and keen to maximise its potential.

If you are interested in investing in commercial property in Wimbledon and South West London, or would like more information, please contact Andy Armiger at andy@cattaneo-commercial.co.uk, or call us today on 020 8546 2166.  

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