Amro and Sutton Women’s Centre partner for Quadrant House BTR and Co-living

Amro Partners joins forces with local charity Sutton Women’s Centre, key advisors for the Quadrant House BTR and Co-living project, to help make Sutton town centre a safer place to live and work.

The Quadrant House Build to Rent development entrance from Sutton train Station | BTR News
The Quadrant House Build to Rent development entrance from Sutton train Station.

Acquiring Quadrant House in 2022 – a 200,000 sq ft office building directly opposite Sutton train station, Amro Partners is aiming to submit a planning application in summer to transform the site into a highly sustainable Build to Rent and Co-living project.

As part of the project, Amro has partnered with local charity Sutton Women’s Centre. As key advisors for the Quadrant House project, the charity will focus on tackling antisocial behaviour, whilst installing new public art and creating a new public realm where local residents can feel safe and secure.

“We intend for the redevelopment of Quadrant House to be a catalyst for significant and lasting improvements to the surrounding public realm, improving the safety of people using the area around the train station and in particular women walking home. We value the insight and expertise provided by Sutton Women’s Centre and look forward to working closely with them to make these plans a reality.”

Abigail Heraty, Development Manager, Amro Partners

Following early consultation work with the Sutton Women’s Centre – in collaboration with Network Rail and Sutton Highways Department – Amro has already committed to significantly improving the journey of pedestrians moving between the secondary train station access point, Quadrant House and Brighton Road.

The plans will see the space opened up with improved visibility and CCTV coverage along with new paving and street lighting.

Amro will also sponsor Sutton Women’s Centre for a 3-year period, helping develop the ‘Building a Safer Sutton’ campaign, which will provide training and education whilst raising awareness of safety for women throughout the borough.  

“We are delighted to be working with Amro to improve the safety of women and girls in Sutton through education, training and making physical changes to our environment.

“We were delighted to attend Amro’s recent workshop where we consulted on their vision for Quadrant House and after listening to our opinions, plans are underway to transform an alleyway that felt unsafe for women into an attractive route connecting the development with the station.”

Heather Smiles, Counselling and Outreach Lead at Sutton Women’s Centre

The Quadrant House Build to Rent and Co-living scheme will deliver c.500 new rental homes, with 35% affordable homes and 25% designed to accommodate families. 

Construction is expected to start in Q2 2025, and upon completion in 2027, the development will be one of Europe’s most sustainable residential buildings. Taking a retrofit first approach, c.56% of the existing office building structure will be retained, delivering significant carbon savings.

Co-working spaces will also be available to all local people via a membership scheme, in addition to a brand new community hub.