Update on the Stable Block

The Friends of Ruskin Park want the park’s historic stable block to be brought back to life. We are sorry to report that plans for this derelict building to become a home for South London and Maudsley NHS Trust’s Recovery College are no longer proceeding. We had hoped this partnership could create a hub for wellbeing and community activities in the park, in line with our vision for the building. Read more about our previous plans here.

Lambeth Council is now seeking expressions of interest from potential occupiers of the space, including proposals for refurbishment works. To comply with the Parks and Open Spaces Act 1967, any tenant would need to ensure the premises are accessible to the general public providing services or activities of a recreational, social or educational character benefiting the park.

The Friends want to collaborate with potential partners who can help restore the building and bring it into use for community benefit.

We are also very concerned about the condition of the building. The council is investigating the cost of works to stop any further deterioration, and we hope this will be addressed as a matter of urgency. We are also carrying out our own research into the present condition of the building and potential short term works with the help of volunteers with professional expertise.

Enquiries from potential occupiers should be made through Lambeth’s property agents. You can read the property listing on their website here.

If you have any comments or questions for the Friends of Ruskin Park please email us at stableblock@friendsofruskinpark.org.uk.

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