Sutton’s huge B&Q store is set to close early next month after “unsuccessful negotiations” to renew the lease.

The store on Sutton Court Road is set to close on June 8 and it will later be transformed into a residential development following planning permission approval in December, 2023.

B&Q opened a new store on Sutton High Street last year, but this is a smaller “local” store.

The project includes eight blocks of flats, 337 of which will be affordable homes, within the 970-flat establishment.

Tower heights range from six to 21 floors.

The development features 786sqm of open space, accommodating new shops and a public park named Chalk Green.

Both residents and the public gain from a new cycle pathway cutting through the site.

St George, the developers, stated the development will "transform the formerly sterile B&Q site" by linking the green spaces of Manor Park to the north and the Warren Recreation Ground to the east.

A spokesperson for B&Q commented: “Due to unsuccessful negotiations to renew the lease at our Sutton Court Road store we will be closing our doors on 8 June 2024.

“In preparation for this closure and to ensure we can continue to serve local residents, last year we opened a B&Q Local store on Sutton High Street where customers can continue to shop for all their home improvement needs.

“In addition to our new Sutton store, we have recently opened nine other B&Q Local stores across London at: Holloway Road, Wandsworth, Tooting, Wood Green, Harrow, Streatham, Camden, Palmers Green, and Staines and new store openings remain at the heart of our retail growth strategy.”