Pavilion update - June 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 were held in March. Residents, cyclists and track users were invited to attend and 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.
Over 100 people attended the consultation sessions or submitted feedback online.
In response to feedback received throughout the consultation and from funders, the plans for the new pavilion have been updated by Hopkins Architects and the Trust is currently preparing to submit a planning application.
The plans displayed for feedback can be viewed here here
Please click below here for further questions about the Pavilion plans and the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust