The Story So Far
The Mayor wants London to be the most socially integrated and active city in the world and sport has great power to bring people together and to improve lives.
Significant investment has been made in the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in recent years to sustain the current operation. But to ensure it has a sustainable future, which delivers a range of sports across a range of participation pathways, it needs a new approach.
Work has begun to plan for a sustainable long-term future for the Centre; one which retains the Centre’s ability to support a wide range of sporting facilities and activity and helps improve the environment in Crystal Palace Park.
The first step in developing this new plan has involved a review of the role the NSC plays in London’s sports facility provision. This has looked at local and regional sports facilities, assessing the supply and demand, scale and quality. It has also explored future predicted trends for participation in different sports.
This work has confirmed the need for a range of facilities at the Centre that support:
- sports at a range of levels
- events of varying scales
- accessible health and leisure facilities that meet the needs of local communities.
Crucially the Centre needs investment to sustain its future and to maximise new and existing activity. The next stage of work beginning now and taking place over the next 6 months will seek to develop a sustainable plan that helps deliver this ambition for the Centre.
In parallel, Bromley Council are developing a regeneration plan for the park, providing a great opportunity to bring about lasting change. A Crystal Palace Park Trust has been formed to manage and improve the park as a whole for the community and park users.
You can find more information here about the Regeneration Projects for Crystal Palace National Sports Centre