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.
“This beautiful new centre will enhance people’s wellbeing across Sands End and south Fulham,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts.
“It will be set up to ensure that it is truly for people of all backgrounds, and that residents are in the driving seat at the new community space in H&F.”
The council has chosen Neilcott Construction Group to do the construction work. If you live near South Park, you will receive an introductory letter from the contractor.
Run by the community for the community
The new centre will be run by local people for local people, with facilities chosen according to what local people want.
A community trust comprised of local people will be established to run and operate the Sands End Arts and Community Centre.
The design for the centre was also consulted on widely and has already won a prize despite not even being built yet.
Its design was selected as one of the best in London at the New London Architecture Awards last year.
If you have any questions about the work, please email the council’s project team SandsEndACC@lbhf.gov.uk.
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