Gunnersbury plans progress

Proposals for the next phase of a multimillion pound overhaul of Gunnersbury Park and Museum will be unveiled for public consultation by Hounslow and Ealing councils this month.

The focus is a £8m sports hub, including floodlit tennis courts, artificial multi-sport pitches, grass pitches and an outdoor gym. These will be complemented with an indoor sports hall, modern changing rooms and café to provide year round facilities.

If the two local authorities are permitted to go ahead with the project, the popular Park will be revamped and its historic buildings will be restored in time for its centenary in 2026.

The next round of public consultation on the sports proposals begins on 23rd July 2015.

The plans have been developed by lead architects AFLS+P. A planning application is expected in autumn 2015.

Councillor Ed Mayne, Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leisure, explains: “We hope the Sports Hub will modernise the facilities and encourage thousands more to enjoy sport in Gunnersbury Park in the future”.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Leisure, said: “This Sports Hub will meet our ambitious plans to ensure our parks are spaces which can be enjoyed, where residents can keep active and get involved with organised sports.”

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