4th July 2024

Perega provides structural solutions at Crystal Palace Park

Perega is bringing its engineering expertise to the historic Crystal Palace Park, helping to extend the life of the space’s ageing infrastructure by providing structural remediation consultancy as a make-safe exercise before possible demolitions.

Arriving on site in January, our team is collaborating closely with K J Evans Electrical who provide Facilities Management services to ‘Better’, a key player in community-based leisure services. Currently, we’re helping to maintain and enhance the structural health of the site’s facilities, which includes a distinctive pedestrian walkway leading into the entrance of the Grade II* listed Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

Built in 1964, the bridge has developed some structural defects. As such, intervention is crucial to ensure the bridge remains safe and functional for public use while permanent solutions for the park and sports centre are considered.

Our team has been busy devising a suitable scheme to extend its lifespan until these plans are implemented and the structure is likely demolished. We have also carried out similar work on the site’s old bar and restaurant (pictured below), determining the arrangement of the structure to allow propping work to enable future repairs.

Project lead and Perega Associate Sam Coleman says, “Perega has a long history of working on heritage and landmark projects, and we pride ourselves on delivering results that not only preserve these assets but also make them safe for the public and accessible by all. In this case, we are safeguarding the much-loved destination’s infrastructure to allow continued use until the future plans are realised.”

For more information about Perega’s involvement in leisure projects, click here.