About the project

We’re investing in a new, exemplar leisure centre in Woolwich town centre. This will replace the Waterfront Leisure Centre and, along with a new arts venue and community space in the Tramshed building, will be a focus of the wider regeneration of the town centre.

The new leisure centre, to be built by the Council, will provide a wide range of state of the art facilities to encourage families, young people and adults to be more active. It will include: 

  • a 25m, eight lane swimming pool  
  • leisure water with flumes/slides
  • a teaching/training pool 
  • a health suite and spa with sauna and steam room
  • a café overlooking General Gordon Square
  • fitness suites across two levels
  • a six-court sports hall
  • a five-a-side hall
  • multi-purpose exercise studios 
  • squash courts 
  • a creche, soft play area and party rooms
  • flexible and accessible community spaces

Located in the heart of Woolwich, and easily accessible by public transport, the new leisure centre will attract visitors, create jobs and boost the local economy.

The new leisure centre will be built on the current site of Viscount House and the former Wilko store, fronting General Gordon Square. The Waterfront Leisure Centre will stay open until the new centre is ready.  

To the rear of the leisure centre, between Vincent Road and Wilmount Street,  482 new homes will be built. These will  be homes for market salet, and affordable homes including homes for letting by the Council to people on its housing list. In addition, there will be shops, workspace, places to eat and public spaces including a new community square.