Part of Sutton High Street is set to undergo a significant £4.4 million refurbishment as “part of exciting plans to bring the town’s high street back to life.”

Two historic buildings, previously occupied by Topshop and Vision Express, will be revitalised by a fit-out and refurbishment specialist contractor - Willmott Dixon Interiors.

This site is located at “137-145 High Street”.

The work on the buildings is a key part of the plans to revitalise this area as part of a wider project managed by Sutton Council.

The contractor is set to deliver this renovation on behalf of the borough, hoping to keep the historic features of the four-story buildings.

The venue will offer 20,000sq ft of contemporary retail and business space, with upper floors introducing large, open-plan areas.

The ground floor and basement will become individual commercial units.

As part of the development, new mechanical and electrical services will be fitted.

Willmott Dixon Interiors secured this extensive project through Procurement Hub, with a significant part of the funding coming from the government's Future High Streets Fund.

The council received £11.35 million from this fund to modernise the town centre.

Willmott Dixon Interiors is collaborating with The South London Careers Hub and Construction Industry Training Board.

They aim to raise awareness of the careers available in the construction sector, introducing initiatives specifically for students, women, and care leavers.

Simon Wilson, director at Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “We are looking forward to supporting Sutton Council’s efforts to breathe new life into the high street.

“Our team has vast experience in transforming underused buildings for the benefit of local people and economies.

“This important refurbishment will not only deliver commercial spaces fit for the 21st century but has the potential to attract new occupiers that will encourage wider town centre regeneration too.”

Carolyn Dwyer, strategic director for development, growth and regeneration at the London Borough of Sutton, said: “We’re excited about the progress being made to renovate this much-loved site.

“By protecting the buildings’ historic features and creating a space for new businesses, this will help to guarantee a bright future for our town centre and bring new exciting opportunities for everyone living in our borough.”

Courtney Cole, client relationship manager at Procurement Hub, said: “The London Borough of Sutton has demonstrated its commendable efforts in revitalising their local high street by refurbishing the former TopShop and Vision Express stores, which emphasises their commitment to enhancing the vibrancy of the community, creating a dynamic high street that will attract increased footfall.

“The collaboration between Procurement Hub and Willmott Dixon Interiors has been instrumental in creating a harmonious dynamic from a procurement perspective, which will facilitate the smooth execution of the project.”