Swan Shopping Centre refurbishment
In the first week in September work will begin on the first phase of refurbishment to the Swan Shopping Centre, Leatherhead as part of Transform Leatherhead.
This first phase will see the refurbishment of the public toilets and provision of new baby changing facilities, and works begin to make the car park more user-friendly.
From the first week in September the toilets will be closed as these works take place but temporary alternatives will be available in Sainsbury's and baby changing facilities in Boots.
At the same time the Swan Centre car park works will begin on levels 1-4. The Car Park will remain open and operational and there will be Traffic Marshalls to direct users.
Councillor Charles Yarwood, Cabinet Member for Strategy and Asset, said: "Mole Valley District Council is undertaking these initial refurbishments as part of our Transform Leatherhead initiatives aimed at rejuvenating, expanding and transforming Leatherhead town centre. Along-side these works we are working closely with retail experts, Cushman and Wakefield's, multi-disciplinary team to develop an evidence based, long term, development recommendation for the Swan Centre, to act as a catalyst to revitalise the High Street. This will be reported to the Executive in February 2019.
"As stakeholders on Leatherhead High Street, Mole Valley District Council has the opportunity to positively influence the retail offer."
The second phase of works on the refurbishment will take place in early 2019 after a break over the Christmas period to ensure the works cause minimal impact on Christmas trade. These will include completion of the Car Park improvements to include levels 5-6 and replacement of the lifts. The final phase will take place next summer and will include the reconfiguration of the stairwell and the creation of a brand new retail space within the centre.
Keep up to date with Swan Centre works progress at www.transformleatherhead.com