Work will start in the next few weeks to deliver a swimming pool, gym, health & leisure centre opposite West Norwood station. Labour councillors for West Norwood have been working closely with the local community for several years to get to this point.
The last Labour government earmarked £14.2 million of funding to allow for the pool & centre to be constructed on the site of the derelict Norwood Hall on Devane Way, just off Knight’s Hill. Final approval from various government agencies has finally been granted and so the building works can get under way.
It will take 18-24 months for the works to be completed but by Summer 2014 West Norwood residents will have access to a 25 metre swimming pool, a 100 station gym, dance studios, community space, health centre with space for GPs and dentists as well as a council customer services access point. We’re absolutely delighted that the community’s campaign has paid off and that we’ll see builders on site in the coming weeks.