There is NO CAMRA South West London Battersea Beer Festival in 2017
BAC Grand Hall balcony end - 14 March 2015, the day after the fire (photo: @Londonfire).
Fortunately there were no casualties however the halls at Battersea Arts Centre will not be available for the foreseeable future.
The current plans envisage the new Grand Hall opening in the Autumn of 2018 - see latest news below.
We hope to be back for future festivals but this won't be before 2019 once the rebuilding is completed in late 2018.
In the meantime we hosted the 1st Wandle Beer Festival on 15th & 16th September 2016. This was at a new beer festival venue, Tooting & Mitcham Utd F.C.'s KNK Community Stadium, Imperial Fields, Beresford Road SM4 6BF.
Everyone who attended enjoyed themseves and a good selection of real ales, ciders and perries was available.
CAMRA South West London is hoping to hold a second festival at this venue in 2017.
Chesck the main CAMRAswl website for details: www.camraswl.org.uk/WandleBF.
BAC Grand Hall during the Battersea Beer Festival on 7 February 2013 and on 14 March 2015, the day after the fire (photo: @Londonfire).
GRAND HALL UPDATE - Latest from BAC - 10 September 2015
Initial phases of work included specialist groundwork contractor Deconstruct installing 18.6 tonnes of steel and 40 cubic metres of concrete to bolster the gable walls in preparation for a salvage operation completed over the summer to recover materials.
Next up, a gargantuan temporary roof will be erected this winter. The scaffold structure will extend beyond the external walls of the Grand Hall and stand at 24m tall.
Consultations with Battersea Arts Centre stakeholders will take place over the autumn to gather feedback on potential designs for the space by RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architects Haworth Tompkins.
Further ahead, a planning application is due to be submitted by the end of the year and the current aim is to break ground in autumn 2016 and open the new Grand Hall in autumn 2018.