Andrew Mitchell MP cuts the ribbon to launch the new United Carpets outlet, which has rejuvenated the former HSBC bank building in the heart of Mere Green to create a bright and welcoming showroom.
Friends, family, colleagues and well-wishers joined local leaders at the opening of the store, which sells carpets and beds as well as laminate, wood and vinyl flooring.
Not so long ago, Mere Green was facing significant challenges but now it is seeing real investment and attracting the kind of businesses you would expect to see in an affluent, vibrant area.
United Carpets has not only brought another thriving business into the area but has also helped bring a prominent site back into use and it is exactly the kind of community-minded, friendly business that is turning Mere Green into a thriving shopping destination and marks another step in the resurgence of the shopping offer.
United Carpets owner Naeem Arif, a former Bishop Vesey’s student who lives in Wylde Green, also sits on the executive committee of Sutton Chamber of Commerce. He explained that the company had invested significantly to transform the old bank building, including removing the heavy vault door. His vision is for Mere Green to become a destination where businesses work together, and where people come for specific reasons and then support the surrounding shops too.
Andrew Mitchell said:
“Many congratulations to Naeem and his team for embarking on this ambitious project and thanks to Royal Town Councillor Jackie Cummins for joining me at the opening!”