Battersea Park improvements

Battersea Park improvement schemes from April 2016 through to March 2019.

Number Scheme and date  Source and reference  Value/spend  Scheme details and comments 

1.

Gym and studio refurbishment at Millennium Arena

London Marathon Trust. Renewals fund

£183,000

Reconfigure existing gym/studio/weights room and corridor to maximise space, improve look and feel. Upgrade equipment.

£75,000 refurbishment

£108,000 equipment

2.

Tennis court resurfacing

Capital

£234,000

Resurface 13 macadam courts. Both schools and community use the courts all year round. They are a popular activity within the park and need resurfacing every 10 to 15 years.

3.

Green Flag Award

QSL

£300

£300 cost covered by QSL.

4.

New lease negotiated on Lakeside Café

N/A

N/A

Pear Tree Café tenant commenced new lease in July 2016, replacing an operator that was the source of a variety of complaints about their offer and service to the public.

5.

Replacement of CCTV cameras

Section 106

£102,358

+£2,358

All CCTV cameras were replaced & and additional camera was installed at Albert Gate. Section 106 funding and delivery of the scheme came via the Council’s CCTV Section.

The figure of £2,358 is the shortfall of funding to replace the playground camera, and this was funded by additional Section 106 funding for general park improvements – see 5.1 below.

6.

New park benches

Sponsorship

£18,000

Ongoing programme of bench installations – 21 installed to date.

7.

Pathway resurfacing

Capital

c. £32,000

Resurfacing of the full length of Cherry Tree Walk and the pathway by the American Ground. Cost approximated at £100 per metre.

8.

Renewal of paving around War Memorial

Revenue

£2,731

9.

Extension of Winter Garden pathway

Revenue

£7,936

10.

Refurbishment & redecoration of all main gates

R&R

c. £28,000

Approx. £9500 each for Chelsea & Albert gates and £4500 each for Sun & Rosery gates. 

11.

Provision of new access to and new play area on the east side of the park (due completion March/April 2017)

Section 106

2005/3821

£250,000

Spend by 31/03/17

Any underspend will be utilised in the area of the development.

12.

Provision of new CCTV cameras at Chelsea Gate (March/April 2017).

National Grid

£60,000

Spend by 30/04/17

Cameras provided as part of the agreement with National Grid to carry out works in the north east corner of the park.

13.

Replacement of multi-court surfaces at Millennium Arena (to be carried out summer 2018).

Capital

£121,000

Spend by 2018/19

Replacement of the artificial pitch that is used by schools and community for various activities all year round.

14.

Bowling green improvements (spring 2017).

Section 106

2011/2089

£24,815

Spend by 2019

Refurbishment of toilets (not DDA compliant) and repairs to access path, which will allow access for community use.

Funding from Section 106 money for general park improvements.