Works on the construction of the new Elleray Hall community centre in Teddington have been delayed, as the contractor appointed can no longer deliver the project.
Cllr Nancy Baldwin, spokesperson for Communities, Equalities and the Voluntary Sector, said: “We feel residents’ frustration at this unexpected delay – we’re as excited as anyone about work getting underway and to see the new community centre starting to take shape. We remain 100 per cent committed to delivering this vital new space for Teddington residents and are beginning the process right away to find a new contractor. I want to thank residents for their patience and understanding.”
Richmond Council 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. The Council’s housing partner for the scheme, RHP, will start to work to deliver the new affordable housing element on the existing Elleray Hall site.
The Council is proceeding with the erection of hoarding around the North Lane East Car Park site, where the new centre will be built. This allows preparatory works, including archaeological investigations, to advance over the summer. The car park has been closed to the public since January this year.
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