Sands End Arts and Community Centre

May 2020 update on the Sands End Arts and Community Centre.

Good news.

The wooden hoarding surrounding the site on park side the has been removed and we are now able to see what it will be like when it is finished.   

As suspected, the old lodge building was almost derelict and there was extensive rot and decay in the wooden structure. A great deal of work has gone into the restoration and by the end of June, the new windows should be in place and the internal work underway.

 

The new building looks as good as was shown on the plans and it will, as promised, give the community a facility that can be used by everyone young and old.

The plants and shrubs have been chosen to make it part of the community gardens and established trees and plants in South Park.

Covid 19 has changed all of our plans, and whilst H&F are managing the current easing of the lockdown they are not able to finalise the opening date

 April  2019 Press release from Hammersmith and Fulham Council

Building work will soon start on the new Sands End Arts and Community Centre.

The brand new centre will be built in and around the currently disused Clancarty Lodge in South Park, Fulham. Construction of the new building is expected to start in June and the new centre is scheduled to open next year, providing a new community resource to replace the former centre in Broughton Road.

All this is being done at no cost to residents after H&F Council secured funding from Thames Tideway and Chelsea FC.

Construction of the new building is expected to start in late 2019 and the new centre is scheduled to open in late 2020, providing a new community resource to replace the former centre in Broughton Road.

All this is being done at no cost to residents. Thames Tideway is providing £2m as part of its community investment and Chelsea FC is providing up to £1.6m as part of its community contribution around its stadium redevelopment.

If you have any questions about the work, please email the council’s project team.

Email  SandsEndACC@lbhf.gov.uk

Website  lbhf.gov.uk/arts-and-parks/sands-end-arts-and-community-centre

1st of July 2019 and work has started - The gates are open.

22nd August 2019. The pre-built wooden frame has arrived and the new building is starting to take shape.

May 2020. The wooden hoarding has been taken down and we can now see what it will look like when it is finished.

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