On Your Marks!
Mayor of London
with Hawkins\Brown, Kinnear Landscape Architects, Continuum, Mott MacDonald & Turley
An iconic building within Crystal Palace Park, the National Sports Centre has been host to an impressive sporting heritage. Records were set. Medals were clinched. Legends were born. It was the home of the international London Athletics Grand Prix for nearly 60 years. FA cup finals and motor races were amongst the high profile events that put Crystal Palace firmly on the sporting map.
Whilst these major events now take place at newer iconic venues such as Wembley Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre continues to host an array of sports events such as the London Youth Games, an annual triathlon and national championships for a number of sports as well as school sports days and events for the local community.
The facilities have seen better days and Work has begun to plan for a sustainable long-term future for the Centre; one which retains the Centre’s ability to support a wide range of sporting facilities and activity and helps improve the environment in Crystal Palace Park.
The Mayor of London wants to ensure that Crystal Palace National Sports Centre is fit for the future and has assembled a team of architects, designers, enthusiasts and specialists to come up with a plan.
Working in direct collaboration with Hawkins\Brown, an internationally-renowned practice at the forefront of British architecture and masterplanning, we are responsible for the development of the community engagement and communications strategy across the project; using a wide range of tools and experiences to provoke conversation and uncover unique citizen knowledge, enabling people to make meaningful contributions to a constructive dialogue about the future of the Centre.