Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre opened its doors today.
Lambeth Labour promised local people a major expansion of sports and leisure facilities – and we’re delivering with new swimming pools and leisure facilities across the borough. As well as the Streatham Hub, last year a new council leisure centre in Clapham was opened with state of the art swimming pool and gym facilities – all at no cost to the public. And in Spring 2014 a new leisure centre in West Norwood will also open with a pool, gym, community meeting room, as well as GP and dentist services.
Ahead of the formal opening next month, the Streatham Hub swimming pool will be open to invited swimmers for testing during the first week of opening and it will be open to the public on 25 November. The Gym opened its doors at 6.30am today and the ice rink is available for clubs and training and will be open to the public following the Redskins’ first game at the new centre, which takes place on 24 November.
Sports facilities at the Hub include:
- An ice rink with 1,000 rink-side seats for spectators, skaters, ice hockey players and officials
- A six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool
- A four court sports hall
- A 13-metre teaching pool
- 100 gym stations
The leisure centre is part of a wider development bringing the construction of 200 homes and the creation of almost 1,000 jobs during the construction phase and after.