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The Pavilion

March 2015 Update

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.

Over the past few years, 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.

A full planning application has now been submitted to Southwark Council with approval to proceed expected by summer 2015. The plans that have been submitted can be viewed here.

For further questions about the Pavilion plans and the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust, please click here to see the Frequently Asked Questions.

To send us any comments on the plans, please click here and complete the electronic form or email us at planning@hhvt.org.