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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 appointed a contractor to start the construction of the new hall at the beginning of 2023. Unfortunately works on the construction of the new Elleray Hall community centre in Teddington have been delayed, as the contractor appointed is no longer able to deliver the project.

We will now be running a procurement process to find a new contractor, with the expectation that construction work will start later this year and that the community centre will be completed by the end of 2024. Once the new community centre is complete, demolition of the existing Elleray Hall building will commence and our housing partner for the scheme, RHP, will start work to deliver the new affordable housing element on the existing Elleray Hall site. 

We are proceeding with the erection of hoarding, around the North Lane East Car Park site, where the new centre will be built. This is to allow for preparatory works, including archaeological investigations, to go ahead over the summer. The car park has been closed to the public since January this year.

Community engagement meetings

Resident engagement progress meetings will take place once every two months. These meetings will provide a progress update on the construction works and to address concerns local residents may have with the construction site activities. Other items will not be addressed at the meeting.

We will place a communication board at the entrance to the site for people unable to attend meetings.

Schedule of meetings 2024/2025
Date Time Location Minutes
Wednesday 29 November 2023 12 noon Teddington Baptist Church

Progress meeting minutes - 29 November 2023

Friday 26 January 2024 6.30pm Elleray Hall

Progress meeting minutes - 26 January 2024

Wednesday 27 March 2024 12.30pm Teddington Baptist Church
Tuesday 28 May 2024 6.30pm Teddington Baptist Church
Wednesday 31 July 2024 12.30pm Teddington Baptist Church
Tuesday 24 September 2024 6.30pm Teddington Baptist Church
Wednesday 27 November 2024 12.30pm Teddington Baptist Church
Tuesday 28 January 2025 6.30pm Teddington Baptist Church
Wednesday 26 March 2025 12.30pm Teddington Baptist Church
Tuesday 27 May 2025 6.30pm Teddington Baptist Church

Progress updates

Read updates about the latest community engagement exercise that started in 2023.

Previous information

Documentation about the engagement exercise in 2021 can be found below:

Documentation from previous consultations can be found below:

Frequently asked questions

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

Contact

If you have any queries regarding the scheme, please email Ellerayreprovision@richmond.gov.uk.

Updated: 22 February 2024

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