Regeneration

  • To ensure that the Velodrome can be self-sustaining economically in the future through the provision of a covered all weather track and complementary revenue generating activities and facilities.
  •  To appeal to a wider constituency of users than the current facilities including ordinary cyclists, families, youth groups, schools and colleges, socially excluded groups and those seeking challenge/endurance sports.
  • To safeguard and enhance the wildlife habitats and ecological value of the site, mitigating all short-term ecological impacts.
  • To obtain English Institute for Sport (EIS) designation for Track Cycling in the South catering for the training and support services for British Cycling’s World Class Programme.
  • To provide an all year round programme of racing and training for track cycling clubs.
  • To establish a regional indoor climbing centre in South London
  • To implement new management arrangements that ensure control of HHV’s strategic direction and policies by the key stakeholders as well as professional and experienced day-to-day leisure management.
  • To promote HHV more widely and effectively in London and the South East, taking advantage of its excellent public transport links.
  • To work closely with Southwark Council’s Sport and Parks Division and Sport England to enable access to HHV by marginalized groups in the north and central wards of the borough, in particular youth groups including remedial centres, ethnic minorities and schools.
  • To reduce crime and re-offending among young people and school children through sports development programmes on the site.
  • New landscaping to enhance and improve the natural environment in an ecologically sympathetic way. The area is deficient in publicly accessible open space according to Southwark Council’s draft Parks and Open Space Strategy