Dear Katy Andrews
As one of our key stakeholders for the above project, I wanted to advise you of the progress we have made on delivering the final phase:
a) East Marsh
The reinstatement works to East Marsh by the London Legacy Development Corporation are scheduled for completion in autumn 2013; however it is unlikely that the pitches will be playable immediately and the Council will determine when to use them, based on protecting their condition in the long-term. The facilities will include 11 adult football pitches and a car park to replace the original facility which was demolished for the development of the new land bridge linking the East Marsh to the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
b) Hackney Marshes Pavilion
This new facility will replace the existing North Marsh Changing Rooms and provide 16 Football Foundation and England & Wales Cricket Board compliant changing rooms, plus four official’s rooms. Cricket nets will also be included within the scheme. We are aiming to submit a planning application for the new building in July 2013.
c) Mabley Green
A new All Weather Pitch (AWP) is being planned for Mabley Green to complement the existing facility and changing rooms. Plans are also being developed to create a new play space and landscaping on the Green. We are aiming to submit a planning application for the AWP and associated developments by September 2013.
To help inform you and residents further and get your views about the final phase of the project we are holding two public drop-in events:
· One from 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday the 20 June 2013 at the Hackney Marshes Centre, Homerton Road, E9 5PF relating to East Marsh, Hackney Marshes Pavilion and Mabley Green; and
· One from 12 midday to 5 pm on Saturday the 13 July 2013 at Mabley Green Changing Rooms, Lee Conservancy Road, E9 5RN relating to the Mabley Green project only.
In the mean time, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Head of Leisure and Green Spaces