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Romford Leisure Centre takes shape

Posted: 16th Dec 2016 | Written by Katrina Gilbert

Romford Leisure Development (image provided by Willmott Dixon Construction)

Romford Leisure Centre has started to take shape with the structure being transformed by October.

Last month, residents saw the first installation of the steel frames which included the fitting of precast stairs and terrace units.
The three storey frame that is currently being built forms the north end of site, whilst the south of the site, along Grimshaw Way, will be installed throughout September and October.

The multi-million pound scheme is one of the Council’s most ambitious developments to date and is due to open in April 2018. The new centre will include two pools, a 25m eight-lane lane main pool, and a 15 x 8m leaner pool, a fitness area with two studios, sauna and steam rooms; along with the boroughs only ice rink with capacity for hundreds of skaters.

You can keep up-to-date and see all the building work happen live using this time lapse camera link that has been installed by the construction company Willmott Dixon Construction.

Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet member for Culture and Community Engagement said:
“The centre is part of the Council’s plans to regenerate Romford and I am pleased that the shape of the building is being formed which is not only exciting but also shows that the development is going well.

“This is an exciting time for Havering as the centre will offer contemporary facilities for residents and I am certain it will be well used when it is open.”