Following consideration of a contract for Beckenham Place Park landscaping works restoration contract award to ID Verde on 10th April 2018, Lewisham Council’s Business Panel has decided to request that Mayor Steve Bullock agree that there be a root and branch strategic review of the Beckenham Place Park and Mansion Regeneration Strategy to ensure there will be greater public involvement in, and support for, the development of proposals for Lewisham’s largest park.
Business Panel Chair, Councillor Alan Hall said: “Beckenham Place Park is a magnificent park and one of London’s largest. Let’s be ambitious for Lewisham and ensure that local residents, park users and local community groups are fully behind any plans for the buildings and activities in this park.”
He added: “I hope that whilst not everyone will agree with every change proposed that support for increasing public usage and bringing the buildings including the historic Mansion House will be welcomed.”
A brief history and photographs of The Mansion is here
Famously, David Bowie lived nearby he was a regular visitor to the park.
David Bowie & friends at Beckenham Place Park reenacting Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings, 1969 by Dave Walkling pic.twitter.com/eycSvGm6lT
— Brian Eno (@dark_shark) June 3, 2016
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