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Elleray Hall reprovision

The future of Elleray Hall.

Background

For the past 45 years, Elleray Hall has been a place where local people can take part in a range of activities run by Elleray Community Association. The services remain an integral part of our support for older people. However, the building in which they are based is increasingly difficult and expensive to maintain. Thousands of pounds is spent every year heating the non-energy efficient building.

For the last few years we have been developing new proposals for the centre. The vision for the new community centre is for it to be at the heart of the local community. It will continue to offer core services for older residents, but also allowing and encouraging a wider range of groups and individuals to use the centre, enabled by a more flexible design. We have also been developing proposals for a linked affordable housing scheme, first consulted on in February 2020.

The new community centre will be relocated to the nearby former depot and North Lane (East) car park, while the current Elleray site will be used for the housing scheme.

Design development

On 18 February 2021, our Finance, Policy and Resources Committee approved the capital funding to deliver a new community centre. The committee also approved the use of grant funding to enable the delivery of an affordable housing scheme on the current Elleray Hall site.

From Wednesday 10 March to Sunday 11 April 2021, we ran an engagement exercise seeking views on the design of the latest proposal for the community centre and affordable housing scheme ahead of the planning application. Feedback from this engagement exercise has been analysed by the Consultation Team and compiled into a report. The report has been reviewed by lead members at the project Sponsor Board, and the response to the engagement has been captured in the statement of design response below.

Following the engagement exercise, a period of design development was undertaken including multiple meetings with stakeholders. A planning application for the proposed community centre and affordable housing scheme was submitted in July and validated in August 2021. View details of the planning application.

Current situation

The scheme was approved – subject to recommendations - at Planning Committee on 9 March 2022. We are currently in the process of finalising planning agreements and procuring a building contractor. Start on the construction of the new community centre is planned for later in the year. Once construction of the new centre is complete, the users of the current centre will move across and the existing site will be sold to a registered housing provider who will deliver the housing scheme. It is not expected that construction on this site, which will start with the demolition of the existing Elleray Hall, will start until late 2023.

Previous information

Documentation from the engagement exercise can be found below:

Documentation from previous consultation can be found below:

Frequently asked questions

Read answers to frequently asked questions (pdf, 142 KB) (updated December 2021) on the future Elleray Hall.

Contact

If you have any queries regarding the proposals in Teddington, or if you know of someone who would be interested in completing the questionnaire but is not online, email ellerayreprovision@richmond.gov.uk.

Updated: 09 May 2022

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