We are renovating the existing buildings of The Lodge to create an exciting new community facility for use by local people, community organisations, charities and others for many years to come.
The non-residential parts of the site include:
- Rejuvenated Victorian Walled Garden
- A Community Hall
- Office, training and meeting rooms as a base for activities
- Workshops in the Outbuildings
- And in future, a new eco-classroom suite
The Lodge is already being used as a base for a wide range of community and environmental activities locally. These activities include administration fundraising and storage for Carshalton Community Allotment, Gear-Up Inclusive Cycling, Wallington Farmer's Market, The Carshalton Environmental Fair, The Carshalton Frost Fair, Tools for Self-Reliance, Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers and more...
And we are now receiving interest from other community organisations, charities, artists, social enterprises and those with an interest in using the facilities at The Lodge. We'd be pleased ot hear from more so please do get in touch soon to arrange a visit by appointment - as we make the finishing touches to the current phase of works.
If you would like to help with our plans or have further ideas on working with us to create a ‘community innovation ecosystem’ at The Lodge, we’d love to hear from you.
The Lodge is a mixed use development and therefore incorporates residential apartments along with the office and community facilities on site. 7 Apartments in the main building are for sale and proceeds from the sale of the apartments not required to repay the cost of the scheme will be put towards environmental and social benefits on site by way of the EcoLocal charity. There are two separate apartments on a different part of the site which are known as The Hayloft and The Old Stable flats, which will be retained by the charity to rent out to tenants.
EcoLocal engaged a highly specialised and experienced professional team of architects and surveyors to advise on all aspects of the development and ensure this fine building is restored appropriately to its former glory and to modern standards.
You can read our frequently asked questions regarding the history of the project, recently updated here.