National Sports Centre consultation (6)

MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In answer to my question 2018/0392 you said: "My Regeneration Team have been working closely with the CPSP [Crystal Palace Sports Partnership] to identify some of the evidence gaps in the previous study and to build a more detailed feasibility and options appraisal." I understand that one of the key gaps that was identified was the value of primary and secondary school use of this unique multi-sport and education campus. Could you a) list the schools that were individually contacted as part of this sporting needs review of current and latent usage, b) list which schools responded and provided evidence to the appointed consultants, and c) tell me which of these primary and secondary schools brought in the greatest revenue to the National Sports Centre (NSC)?  


Answer for National Sports Centre consultation (6)

Answer for National Sports Centre consultation (6)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The feasibility work on the NSC is a phased programme of work that began earlier this year.  The first phase has focussed on gathering views on facility requirements from key sporting stakeholders, such as clubs, sports governing bodies and users of the centre. Engagement with individual schools was outside the scope of this phase of work, but engagement with bodies such as the London Schools Swimming Association has shown that they are very supportive of the NSC as a venue for meeting schools' National Curriculum learn to swim requirements.

As the work progresses, there will be further engagement and consultation opportunities for more stakeholder groups. This will include a more detailed review of school and educational use of the sports facilities.