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Sutton shopping centre renovation

February 4th 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge

Every town or city needs its shopping centres to add to their commercial centres and in Surrey, the redevelopment of the 30-year old shopping centre Times Square in Sutton is under way.  It promises to add another dimension to the bustling centre.
 
Lumina Real Estate Capital have taken over Times Square and are planning a “major strip out” to transform the small commercial units within the centre into six big shops. TK Maxx will return to the central Sutton location, but the other occupants are not yet decided. Alongside merging the smaller units into larger ones, Lumina plans to turn the escalators through 90 degrees to accommodate splitting the first floor let into two. They also plan on replacing the lighting throughout the store, renovating the lifts and will be installing new metal shutters to separate the shopping centre from the walkway to the Times Square car park in Throwley Way.
 
Centre manager Noel Bergmann, said: “It is an exciting time for the shopping centre and we are very pleased that work is under way. 'The centre has seen many changes over the years, but this is a significant overhaul by the new owners Lumina Real Estate Capital that will add value, create a better offering for tenants and shoppers, and contribute to the regeneration of Sutton.”
 
Love them or hate them the shopping centre is a vital fixture in our towns and cities and the renovation of Times Square shopping centre is all part of  Sutton’s regeneration as a bustling centre a stones through from central London.