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The exhibition of ideas for the Palace's future, with from left, Clr Matt Cooke, chair of the Alexandra Palace board, Palace trustee Cllr Ann Waters, Mark Hopson, the Palace's head of regeneration and development, and Palace chief executive Duncan Wilson.
by Stephen Moore
Friday, May 25, 2012
Artists’ impressions and outline ideas for the future use of Alexandra Palace have been put out for public consultation today.
The spatial masterplan envisages how the iconic site may be used in the years ahead, including plans to refurbish the crumbling Victorian theatre and bring it back to use, and bring in a hotel operator to help the Palace finances break even.
The consultation is open for six weeks at the Palace, and people can view the plans there and online, and give feedback which the trustees of the Palace will take on board.
This weekend the plans will be temporarily set up in the ice rink foyer from 9am to 6pm each day, but for future locations and times, check www.alexandrapalace.com. You can also complete a survey and find more information on the site.
Cllr Matt Cooke, chair of Alexandra Palace Board of Trustees, said at the launch: “Last weekend’s incredible Red Bull Empire Of Dirt competition showed how world-class events can take place harmoniously alongside our world-class heritage.
“I’m confident that our regeneration plans show what is possible for the future of this great destination to create an outstanding leisure environment for everyone; locals, Londoners and beyond.”
Copies of the information brochure and survey will also shortly be available in various public venues and mailed to local residents. For more information see www.alexandrapalace.com.