Timeline

27 March 2013 – Memorandum of Understanding signed by ZhongRong Group, Bromley Council and the GLA in private and kept confidential

3 October 2013 – Official press release – the Mayor of London welcomes £500 million investment to rebuild The Crystal Palace and restore park by ZhongRong Group

5 November 2013 – Exclusivity agreement signed for Crystal Palace park by Bromley Council with ZhongRong Group

22 October 2013 – Open letter to the Crystal Palace community from the chairman of ZhongRong Group

5 December 2013 – Crystal Palace project drop-in session held at Living Water Satisfies Café

13 December 2013 – Design competition launched – expressions of interest invited

8 January 2014 – Heritage Lottery Fund bid for £4.5m turned down due to development proposal by ZhongRong Group

20 January 2014 – Closing date for expression of interest in the design competition

29 January 2014 – Online questionnaire on ZhongRong Group website for the new Crystal Palace launched

29 January 2014 – Questions raised by Darren Johnson, local Green member of the GLA assembly in the Mayor of London’s question time

1 February 2014 – Crystal Palace project drop in session held at Anerley Town Hall

25 February 2014 – Six architects announced as the shortlist to design the Crystal Palace

7 March 2014 – Crystal Palace project drop in session held at the National Sports Centre

27 March 2014 – Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce holds debate at Queen’s Hotel, Arup declines to attend

End of April – Deadline for a Heads of Terms agreement between Bromley Council and ZhongRong Group. The deadline passed with no agreement signed.

30 April 2014 – Who owns culture? – debate organised by The Information Project in the series What is Culture in the 21st Century? at 7:30pm at Salvation Army Hall, Westow St, Upper Norwood

28 May 2014 – Second debate in the series What is Culture in the 21st Century on play and space at 7:30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Westow St, Upper Norwood

25 June 2014 – Third debate in the series What is Culture in the 21st Century at 7:30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Westow St, Upper Norwood

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