Crystal Palace Park gets backing from council for £7.2m makeover

PUBLISHED: 16:58 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:03 10 April 2013

Crystal Palace Park could get a £7.2million makeover with a new visitor centre and cafe, after Bromley Council agreed to support a funding bid.

The council has committed £50,000 towards the plans by appointing specialists to develop projects in preparation for the first round of applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund: Parks for People scheme.

Proposals also include exhibition space and a boat hire station.

If the plans go ahead, the Rockhills entrance, in Sydenham Hill, will also be reinstated and the Upper Norwood and Penge entrances will be improved, making access to the park easier, safer and more inviting.

Bromley will apply for £5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £1.75m from the Greater London Authority, with the remainder coming from the council.

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