In the last community update, we reported that the building of the new café in Crystal Palace Park had been delayed. Unfortunately, the appointed works contractor pulled out of the contract the day after works were due to start on site due to ‘unforeseen circumstances.’
The Council has subsequently been in discussions with the next highest scoring bidder for the café works contract in the hope that the project would still go ahead.
We are pleased to report that the Council has now agreed to appoint a new works contractor who will commence works on the new café at the end of January 2018, with an anticipated completion date at the end of 2018.
Brown & Green have been appointed as the new café operator. Their mobile catering van located near the Penge entrance opened for business on 11th December, serving hot and cold festive treats. Their mobile catering van is likely to be in place until the café opens.
Work continues on the park’s Regeneration Plan which will bring further improvements to the park. Preparations for submitting the Outline Planning Permission are underway, and the next community consultation event is planned in the New Year. You can view the full plan by visiting the Council’s website – www.bromley.gov.uk