Building work will soon start on the new Sands End Arts and Community Centre, which 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 2019 and the new centre is scheduled to open in 2020, providing a new community resource to replace the former centre in Broughton Road. The work is funded by 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.
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 been selected as one of the best in London at the New London Architecture Awards last year.