Published: Monday, 7th December 2020
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has just launched a consultation to find out from local people what facilities they would like the new Woolwich Leisure Centre to have.
We also want to know what types of homes and commercial buildings residents would like to see built as part of the project.
The project is still in its early stages which means this is a good time to tell us how the plans can be adapted to fit well into the existing community and to shape the final outcome.
Last year, more than 2,300 residents shared their views and told us that they'd like a community facility, not just a leisure centre - and the designs reflect this. You can look at a virtual exhibition as part of the consultation, including artist impressions of what the designs could look like when they're brought to life.
Cllr Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Culture, communities and Equalities, said:
“We’re making a big investment in Woolwich across a number of projects with great potential to enhance the town centre, create jobs, attract visitors and boost the local economy. The new leisure centre will provide a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities for families, young people and adults to enjoy now and in the future.
The designs include a community space, more room to work out and areas for team sports, so I encourage you to have your say and help shape the future of this exciting development in Woolwich.”
The site of the new development is in the centre of Woolwich, and will replace Viscount House and Wilko, next to General Gordon Square. The Tramshed Theatre will be sensitively upgraded as part of a major refurbishment with greatly improved facilities so it can continue to be a community theatre venue long into the future.
Affordable homes for borough residents are included in the plans as well as new shops, workspace, food and drink outlets and public spaces. Based on the current programme we expect the new leisure centre to be complete and ready for use in Winter 2024. Read more about the project and the progress so far.