The project to replace the derelict Norwood Hall by West Norwood station with a £35m joint Leisure Centre, Health Centre and Customer Centre is going forward to the next stage following agreement to the funding last month. Tessa Jowell MP and councillors in West Norwood have campaigned hard for the last couple of years to get the project this far.
Architects are working on plans for a 25m swimming pool, 100 station gym, dance studio and community meeting rooms and are working closely with a group of local people on the design. A public consultation event is being planned for December before the outline planning application is submitted early in 2010.
The centre should be open before the London Olympics in 2012.