Herne Hill Velodrome has a long historical association with track cycling as well as being the host of the 1908 and 1948 Olympic Games.
The original pavilion building and grandstand had fallen into disrepair and were in urgent need of restoration and improvements.
We advised on negotiations with Southwark Borough Council for the significant expansion of terrace spectator seating and roofing over the racing track, a reception and office, changing rooms, gymnasium, testing and sauna suite, cycle repair workshop, club room and associated facilities.
The proposals involved the erection of a cantilevered cover over the whole length of the track providing a trackside covered viewing area for over 1000 spectators.
In addition was the expansion of facilities including a mountain bike trail, associated sports facilities, ecology area, wildlife habitat and car park expansion.
The scheme necessitated sensitive negotiations given the location of the site within Metropolitan Open Land and adjacent to an established residential area with difficult site access arrangements.