Public consultation on our proposals for Brockwell Hall is now open
The consultation runs until 5 November 2020
Read on for more information. You can also familiarise yourself with details of the proposal by reading Brockwell Hall Design and Access Statement [This is a downloadable PDF document of 7.5mb].
For an overview of the proposals, please see our Consultation boards [This is a downloadable PDF document of 1.7mb].
To give us your views:
You can also:
Join our virtual consultation drop-in session on the latest proposals on MS Teams:
- When: Wednesday 21 October 6pm-7pm
- Link to join: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Join us in person for a socially distanced presentation and a detailed discussion:
- When: Saturday 17 October 12pm-2pm
- Where: Outside the main entrance to the Hall
Why are we proposing to renovate Brockwell Hall?
Brockwell Hall is a Grade II* listed building has been the heart of Brockwell Park since 1813. It is currently used as a café, council offices and park maintenance depot. However, the building along with its Grade II Coach house and Stables remains largely underused, undiscovered and unappreciated.
Lambeth Council, in partnership with Brockwell Park Community Partners, have prepared a proposal to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a £3.3m contribution to a total investment of £5.7m to restore Brockwell Hall. Initial plans have now been developed following an extensive public and stakeholder engagement from late 2019 up to now. We would like to hear your views on the proposals. If we are successful in obtaining further funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to carry out the renovation, work on the Hall will start in winter 2021 and the new Hall will open to the public in spring 2023.
In developing the proposals, we concentrated on achieving the following objectives:
- ensure the Hall’s sustainable future by providing a vibrant space for the community to enjoy while maintaining a commercial hire offer for parts of the building at specified times
- make the Hall more accessible for everyone to use it
- make spaces around the Hall more people-friendly
- conserve, interpret and celebrate heritage within the Hall, while creating a modern, 21st century venue serving the community
What will change?
The main changes to the Hall and Stables we propose are:
- A new café and flexible community exhibition space to celebrate the history of the Hall and those who used and who continue to use it, and to provide opportunity for local community and artists to showcase their work and vision
- A new community events space for up to 200 people, created by building a permanent roof between the current Hall and the underused Stables and Coach House buildings. The new venue will support a range of activities and functions including both public and commercial use. It will house community and cultural events as well as private-hire events such weddings, conferences or films/photo shoots.
- New landscaping around the Hall, with new stairs and accessible path to the main entrance
- A new lift to the basement and first floor inside the Hall
- A dedicated volunteer hub in the basement with its own entrance, and more rooms in the Hall opened up for community use
- Dedicated staff, including two new apprenticeships
- The new building to be constructed to the highest possible environmental standards and, wherever possible, improving the existing fabric
- Cars, equipment and storage areas around the Hall to be moved down to a new operational area at the south end of Brockwell Park (currently used as a green waste area), thus prioritising people, freeing up more space and improving accessibility within the new Hall
- Reduce the number of vehicles going up to and parking by the Hall to improve the environment and enhance visitor experience
The proposals are also subject to planning permission and listed building consent. Our planning application covers issues such as detailed design, biodiversity, trees (arboricultural), transport, noise and archaeology. Public consultation on the detailed proposals is now open on Lambeth Planning Portal. You can view, download submission documents and comment on the plans there. Use the Search function at the bottom, it’s planning application number 20/03258/RG3 and listed building consent application number 20/03259/LB.
To give us your views:
For further information and to sign up to our newsletter please go to brockwellhallrestoration.org/get-involved or email BrockwellHall@lambeth.gov.uk
We will analyse your responses and publish the results of the consultation, along with amended proposals, in November 2020.