New Herne Hill velodrome facilities get the go ahead

New pavilion could be ready next year at the historic Herne Hill velodrome after planning permission is granted

Herne Hill Pavilion plans, artist impression

Herne Hill Pavilion plans, artist impression

(Image credit: Hopkins Architects)

New facilities at the Herne Hill velodrome received the green light last night as planning permission was granted unanimously for the building of a pavilion at the historic south London venue.

The new building will feature changing rooms, offices and a multi-sports room and will sit alongside the home straight of the 450m track, which hosted cycling events at the 1948 Olympic Games.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.