The Challenge

The recent pandemic has highlighted the importance of physical and mental wellbeing as key to promoting a healthy and rewarding existence and improving productivity.

BPT has been delivering exceptional results at the facilities at the Ethelred Estate despite the inadequacy of the offer:

Sports Hall

Decrepit roof that leaks frequently
No direct mains water supply
No heating or ventilation
No disabled access to the first floor
Poor insulation
Basic changing facilities

Administration Building

The café is obsolete and due to be replaced in 2023
The heating and ventilation system is unreliable

Outdoor Sports Pitches

Cause great disturbance to local residents through serious noise and light pollution

BPT is working hard to find a solution to improve these facilities and have come up with a plan for how to make this possible.

Seizing The Opportunity

Reprovision on the current site operated by the BPT offers a once in a life time opportunity to :

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The Background

Established in 2011, The Black Prince Trust (BPT) is a Community Hub located in Kennington in Lambeth on part of the former Lillian Baylis School. The BPT strives to offer first-class sports, welfare and education facilities to the local community and schools and delivers a range of positive social impact measures defined in and measured under five Social Impact Strands. In conjunction with its partners, BPT offers free physical activity sessions for everyone aged 8-80 as well as a wide range of community programmes. The Hub is situated on 2.5 acres of land in the heart of the Ethelred Estate, home to almost 2,500 residents in one of the most deprived Boroughs in London.

These facilities, successfully run by BPT, are achieving exceptional results in improving the local community’s access to sport and educational opportunities, delivering on the better health and life skills agenda over many years. The Trust’s work is now under threat.

The potential delivery of social impact could, however, be significantly increased with new facilities. Such improvements would help BPT to provide better physical and mental health offerings, allowing local residents and neighbourhood groups to gain and develop vital skills needed both at work and in successful communities. Such services have never been more critical, particularly in the current context of increasingly pressured economic conditions and assist in recovering from the recent pandemic.

Who we are

Established in 2011, The Black Prince Trust (BPT) is a Community Hub located in Kennington in Lambeth on part of the former Lillian Baylis School. The BPT strives to offer first-class sports, welfare and education facilities to the local community and schools and delivers a range of positive social impact measures defined in and measured under five Social Impact Strands. In conjunction with its partners, BPT offers free physical activity sessions for everyone aged 8-80 as well as a wide range of community programmes. The Hub is situated on 2.5 acres of land in the heart of the Ethelred Estate, home to almost 2,500 residents in one of the most deprived Boroughs in London.

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