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Restoring the former Catford Constitutional Club

We have secured £1.65m from the London Mayor’s Good Growth Fund to sensitively restore one of the oldest buildings in the town centre, the former Catford Constitutional Club.

The locally listed Victorian building was forced to close in August 2019 due to structural and safety issues. The adjoining Georgian house, the oldest building in Catford and the only existing part of the original farm dating from 1736, has been derelict for over 20 years but will soon be refurbished as part of the Thomas’ Lane Yard proposals enabled by the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund.

Architects Turner Works and Hayatsu Architects are working together, alongside designers Surman Weston, to reimagine the use of the former Catford Constitutional Club.

A planning application has been submitted to refurbish the building, which will reopen as a pub with space for arts, performance or music activities.

Looking for a new operator for the former Catford Constitutional Club. 

We are looking for an operator to run the new pub, art, performance and music space at the former Catford Constitutional Club. This is a chance for a creative and experienced operator to get on board early and shape the scheme in a way which is true to the Catford and delivers on what residents want to see most as part of this key early step in Catford's revival. 

Find out more about the opportunity and apply by Friday 24 September.

Further proposals later in the year will explore outdoor yard spaces to complete the vision for the Thomas’ Lane Yard, one of the first sites to come forward as part of the Catford Town Centre Framework. 

Learn more about the plans and share your ideas for the former Catford Constitutional Club. 

Thomas Lane Yard

Thomas Lane Yard will be one of the first projects to come forward as part of the Council’s vision for the future of Catford, which has been informed by over 3,000 comments from local residents.

Alongside plans for a new pub in the refurbished Catford Constitutional building, a new pedestrianised space will be created with flexible workspace for local businesses, small shops and food and drink kiosks.

Up to 100 new homes will be built, of which over 50% will be affordable with 40 homes for social rent for those on the Council’s housing register.

A new largely car-free public space will be planted with new trees and greenery with a children’s play area. Supporting the Council’s ambition for Catford to be the greenest town centre in London, this will help encourage local people to walk or cycle local journeys.

The site covers the area currently used as Thomas Lane car park, to the rear of Catford Broadway accessed from Thomas Lane and incorporates the Thomas Lane depot, currently occupied under a meanwhile-use arrangement by Supersets.

A planning application for Thomas Lane Yard will be submitted later this year and everyone is invited to participate in a public consultation on the proposals.

Join a drop-in consultation event:

  • Tuesday 14 September, 6-7pm via Zoom
  • Thursday 16 September, 3pm - 7pm at 17/18 Catford Broadway
  • Saturday 18 September, 10am - 2pm at 17/18 Catford Broadway
  • Tuesday 21 September, 6-7pm via Zoom
  • Sunday 26 September, 10am - 4pm at the Catford Food Market

Find out more about the operator’s brief for the former Catford Constitutional Clun and register for Zoom events to learn about plans for Thomas Lane Yard