Park Lane Stables has taken the next important step to return to its traditional home in Teddington following the massive fundraising campaign to save the stables and the temporary relocation to Ham.
Owner and Founder Natalie O’Rourke, who was awarded an MBE for her efforts, posted the message below earlier today. Local supporters had been concerned at the length of absence from Teddington following the campaign which raised over £1.3m and made headlines all over the world
Building work will start on Monday November 13 and is hoped to be completed by 29th March 2024 and supporters of the Stables have the opportunity to Sponsor a Brick with a personalised message.
“Guys – at last!
“I am extremely happy to let you know that we have commissioned a builder to do the works on our home in Park Lane, Teddington. After a tender process led by our architect Sam, we have appointed the West London company, Compact Project to do the work and they will start their work on the site on 13 November 2023.
“Since we got our final planning permission, a huge amount of work has gone into finishing the plans and final budgeting and I want to thank Sam, the Trustees and everyone who has contributed to that process, with an extra huge thanks to Peter Tomlin.
“The No.1 question we all get asked is: “When are you coming home?” And now we are finally in a position to answer that. We are targeting the work to finish by 29 March 2023.
“Those of you who recall our Save Our Stables campaign in Jan/Feb 2021 will remember that for a £100 donation, you could have your name etched into one of the bricks used to build the newly refurbished stables – a permanent reminder of those who helped to save Park Lane Stables for our community.
“If you missed this opportunity, our builder, Greg has worked out that we can sell an additional 1,200 bricks. We wanted to let you guys know first before it goes public! If you would like to Sponsor A Brick with your own engraving, please follow this link:
“I cannot wait for this! Thank you to everyone for their support through all of this. We are now on the home stretch….”