Pavillion update - February 2014
Built at the same time as the track itself back in 1891, the existing Herne Hill Velodrome pavilion is derelict and has been declared unsafe to enter.
As a temporary measure there are portakabins and porta-loos on site but this is not sustainable solution.
Whilst there is a very active cycling programme on site, the use and long term viability of the velodrome is hampered by the lack of modern support facilities, toilets, changing rooms, meeting rooms and shelter.
A new pavilion is urgently needed to address this need and enable the trust to realize its vision of the velodrome being sustainable, vibrant community-based hub for cycling and cycling related activities for all cyclists of all ages, capabilities and abilities, and to provide a centre for the activities of local community groups and residents.
Where we are now
Throughout 2012 and 2013 there were a number of feasibility studies undertaken regarding the pavilion.
In the autumn of 2013 a larger scheme incorporating a gym and secondary access road was abandoned due to difficulties in finding matching funding, long term viability, and concerns with obtaining planning permission.
Instead, the trust worked with architects and finance professionals to produce a scaled down scheme alongside a detailed business plan and financials to demonstrate the long term viability of this scheme.
Sport England and the London Marathon Trust have reviewed this scheme and have committed to finance construction costs to a total of £1.5M.
The trust is now working with a professional team to submit a planning application for the scheme by the end of April 2014, with view of commencing work on site by the end of the year.
As part of our consultation process a number of public drop in sessions will be held at St Barnabas Hall in Dulwich Village SE21 7BT on the following days:
Wednesday 19th March 7-9pm Back Room*
Thursday 20th March 7-9pm Back Room*
Saturday 22nd March 10-2pm - Main Hall – Noting this is Wheelchair access Day
Wednesday 26th March 7-9pm Backroom*
*Note there will be no wheelchair access to the venue on these days
We encourage you to drop on any of the days to:
- Review the proposed plans on display
- Speak to our trustees who will be on duty to answer any questions you may have
- Give us your feedback on the scheme.
A copy of the formal invitation letter can be downloaded here.
For those of you unable to attend you can download the plans here
Feedback on the site can be submitted here
Please click below here for further questions about the Pavilion plans and the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust