Crystal Palace Park 3

MQT on 2009-10-14
Session date: 
October 14, 2009
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will the LDA be retaining the National Sports Centre? Which organisation will receive the lease for the NSC at Crystal Palace after 2012?


Answer for Crystal Palace Park 3

Answer for Crystal Palace Park 3

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The LDA has taken a 125-year lease on the NSC site, and has invested significant sums in bringing the Centre up to date, and in developing proposals for the renewal and regeneration of the park. The LDA is now working to identify the optimal long-term operating model for the Centre, in consultation with the boroughs whose residents the site most directly serves.

The aspiration is to identify an ownership and governance structure which properly reflects the key stakeholder interests, particularly among the local boroughs; but the form of this would be shaped through the discussions with those stakeholders, and reflect a range of factors. It is therefore premature to provide any definitive response at this stage.