Published Tuesday, 26th May 2015

Tenants for the new food outlets to be built on the Triangle site in Portland Drive as part of the multimillion pound Merstham regeneration scheme have been confirmed by the Council.

Three units have been let to Mr Rois Miah, who will operate an Indian Restaurant and takeaway from a double unit and a fish and chip shop from the third. Mr Iman Gilgil will operate a takeaway pizza outlet from the fourth unit.

Both of the lessees are existing Portland Drive tenants and have been granted 20-year leases on the properties by the Council, following a competitive tender process.

Existing traders

Cllr Mrs Bramhall, Executive Member for Property and Regeneration, said: “I am really pleased that all the shop units on both the Triangle site and the Iron Horse site have been let prior to building work taking place.

“It’s also good news for our new tenants and local residents that almost all units have been let to existing Portland Drive traders.

“I am looking forward to seeing the building work on both sites get underway in the next few weeks to create these new shops, community facilities and homes.”

Joint venture

The regeneration project, which is a joint venture between the Borough Council, Raven Housing Trust and Surrey County Council will see a new purpose built community centre will be created alongside the four retail/food outlets on the Triangle site. The facilities will include a library, a youth skills centre, training and meeting rooms available for community use and an IT drop in/café

On the Iron Horse site, a new Morrisons M food-store and three shops will be built, with 10 shared ownership apartments above.

Construction work will start on the Triangle site later this month and on the former Iron Horse pub site in June 2015. The new shops and food outlets on both sites are scheduled to be open for business in late Spring 2016.

For updates on the project visit the Merstham regeneration page