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Client Greater London Authority
Turley office London
Status Options appraisal
LPA London Borough of Bromley

Upgrading sport and leisure facilities within the setting of a Registered Park and Garden

Our role 

  • Our Planning and Heritage & Townscape teams were appointed as part of a multi-disciplinary team, which includes Hawkins Brown Architects, to advise the Greater London Authority (GLA) on the future of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (NSC).
  • The NSC is a grade II* listed building that sits within a Registered Park and Garden (which is also grade II* listed) and within the setting of a range of other heritage assets. The site also falls within Metropolitan Open Land.
  • The GLA are exploring the opportunity to refurbish the listed NSC and upgrade its energy efficiency, together with the proposals for the wider future direction of the sports and leisure opportunities that exist at the site.
  • We engaged in formal pre-application discussions with planning and design officers at the London Borough of Bromley and Historic England. Engagement has also taken place with other key stakeholders and the wider community.


  • As part of the options, it is proposed to remove redundant buildings and infrastructure, and introduce new purpose-built buildings supporting a wide range of sports and leisure opportunities fit for the 21st century.
  • Following agreement by the GLA on the preferred option, they intend to proceed with preparing and submitting applications for planning permission and listed building consent.


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