Planning Permission for the re-development of the Courts was given by the Royal Borough of Greenwich on the 31st January 2107.
The next stages of the project are to look at raising the necessary funding for the re-development and to appoint a Structural Engineer.
Blackheath Squash Rackets Club (Blackheath Squash) was established in 1928 and is a vibrant, family friendly, amateur “not for profit” club that serves a diverse community across a large geographical area.
The Club is open for membership to all, without discrimination, and is affiliated to the sport’s governing body England Squash.
The buildings that house the squash courts at Blackheath Squash Club are well past their useful life, having been built in the 1930’s. Building repairs are becoming an increasing drain on the yearly income of the club and the issue of only having two courts available is restricting growth in the membership base, and the ability to expand further into the community with partners including local schools, colleges and universities.
The proposal was to seek planning permission from the Local Authority for a development that will initially provide two new squash courts, and will then replace the decaying building of the old squash courts, with the ultimate objective of providing four squash courts. These will be designed to become multi-functional to increase usage. The scheme will also provide new changing facilities for both women and men.