Redevelopment of Archbishops Park Sports Facilities
Lambeth are pleased to announce the completion of the redevelopment of Archbishops Park Sports facility. The new Sports complex comprises of a 3G pitch, Multi-Use Games Area, cricket nets and modernised changing facilities. The complex has also returned a portion of the surrounding land back to landscaped green area.
Improved Sports Facilities
The 3G pitch can cater for 9, 7 and 5 aside football matches and the hard court Multi-Use Games Area allows for a combination of games from netball, tennis to informal basketball. The cricket nets have been upgraded to provide a set of three new cricket nets with artificial wickets.
Refurbished Changing Rooms
Refurbished changing rooms, as well as a dedicated Sports Operator management office really elevates the environment for staff and customers. Public toilets for the park users will also be housed in this building. As well as refurbished changing facilities a new community space has been created for the local community and businesses alike to host social events, and is suitable for meetings and workshops. This area will be available to book through the sports operator.
The sports complex provides floodlights for customers to use the facilities after dark. Pathway lighting from Carlisle Lane has been introduced to increase all around safety and security during the evenings with additional pathway lighting between the changing rooms and the pitches. CCTV will be in operation at all times.
The facilities provide new hard and soft landscaping, including seating for participants and spectators, cycle racks, benches, as well as ornamental trees and shrubs around the pitches interweaving the facility into the park environment.
This change amongst others gives the facility a prestigious feel which will enhance the sport offering across the borough.
A commemorative statue commissioned by the Friends of Archbishops’ Park and London Borough of Lambeth will be unveiled by the Mayor of Lambeth as part of the opening of these facilities. The statue, sculpted by the artist Jessica Wetherly, symbolises human kindness, reminds us of Lizzie Lambert who once ran a tuck shop on the site and was said to give a sixpence to local children on their birthdays.