A key part of Morden's ongoing regeneration has been nominated for a prestigious award.

The refurbished Morden Court Parade in London Road was shortlisted for a Royal Institute of British Architects Journal Award.

It comes after the announcement last month that TfL will help drive the town centre regeneration in Morden town centre.

Morden Court Parade is part of the Merton Council's Morden Retail Gateway project, supported by the Mayor of London. The Art Deco building, which marks the entrance to Morden town centre, was transformed by improvements to lighting, branding, signage and shop frontages.

The Retail Gateway project includes a borough-wide shopfront design guide, which is being implemented in shopping parade improvements across Merton, and conversion of a disused bank premises into an exhibition, event and performance hub.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, environment and housing, councillor Martin Whelton said: “We are delighted that the Royal Institute of British Architects Journal has shortlisted Morden Court Parade for this award. The project is just part of the exciting regeneration of the town centre, enabling us to rejuvenate this shopping parade and transform the art-deco building which is a key part of Morden’s heritage.

As a council we are committed to improving and regenerating the town centre which will complement our beautiful parks and open spaces, fantastic schools and the new Morden swimming pool which is opening later this year. With regeneration comes job opportunities and improved local economy, bridging the gap within communities and making it a place where people want to live work and lean. I would like to thank the design team; a partnership of our FutureMerton team and Jan Kattein Architects who worked closely with business and land owners to produce these striking results.”