Vandal-Hit Wimbledon Park Grandstand Is Renovated

Improved facility at local athletics track is almost complete

The grandstand next to the athletics track in Wimbledon Park has been renovated following a fire started by vandals last year.

The commentator’s office at the top of the grandstand has had a new roof and has been fully refurbished. The changing rooms, toilet facilities and the disability shower have been refitted and there is new wiring throughout.

The main room in the middle of the grandstand was stripped back to the brickwork and rebuilt so it now has new walls, ceilings and flooring. Outside, the main seating area has been water proofed and repainted and the stand has new lighting.

In the final phase of the refurbishment, Merton Council will be replacing the four old heating boilers with new, efficient models.

Merton Council cabinet member for community and culture, Councillor Nick Draper said: “It is wonderful to see this important building refurbished and in restored condition. The athletics track is vital to sports clubs including the Wimbledon Windmilers and Hercules Athletics Club and I know many of our school children use it too.”

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September 28, 2017