Gunnersbury Park CIC
Gunnersbury Park (GP) includes ward boundaries across two different boroughs and is under joint ownership between London Borough of Hounslow (LBH) and LBE.
The councils were awarded £21m by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2014 to renovate the museum and make major improvements to the park, aiming to transform GP into a sustainable, high quality public space that serves visitors and the local community. The development plans included the creation of a diverse and lively mix of culture, heritage, events, sports and recreational activities.
With the view to making the park self-sustainable, LBH and LBE decided to transfer the management of Gunnersbury Park to a jointly-owned Community Interest Company (CIC). By 2018 management of the site had been fully handed to the Gunnersbury Estate (2026) CIC in phases.
As a result of TEU’s successful delivery of LBE’s Festivals and Events service, TEU were engaged by Hounslow Council in 2014 to:
- Develop the park through the transitional period
- Create an events strategy that would result in park hires producing a sustainable revenue stream for the CIC
- To manage the park as a venue on behalf of the CIC
Completed May 2017
Successfully carried out enhanced consultation and resident engagement in order to facilitate the development of an events programme within Gunnersbury Park and reduce the likelihood of objections.
Granted Aug 2017
Premises licence application for 39,999 that has made Gunnersbury Park a competitive choice for event organisers seeking venues for major events in London.
Completed Sept 2017
Created and implemented an events policy that is used to govern events within the park.
Proactively develop an events programme within Gunnersbury Park that will provide a sustainable income stream for the CIC. We are responsible for engaging park hirers, processing their applications and for implementing robust consultation and community engagement policies to minimise the negative impact on the residents and business surrounding the park.