Leisure Centre Redevelopment
The redevelopment of the site of the existing leisure centre is an important part of Southwark Council’s on- going commitment to regenerate the Elephant and Castle.
The Leisure Centre was granted planning permission at committee on 6th November 2012.
The key objective for this project is to provide a state of the art leisure centre that the whole local community can use and be proud of. This new facility will dramatically improve the accessibility of health and sports facilities within Elephant and Castle and deliver one of the council’s key regeneration objectives.
The decision by the council’s cabinet to dispose of half of the site to help fund the delivery of the new leisure centre was made following public consultation in autumn 2010.
In June 2011, Southwark Council agreed terms with Lend Lease for a residential led mixed-use development called St Mary’s Residential.
In January 2012, initial proposals for the leisure centre and St Mary’s residential were exhibited for public consultation. The exhibition boards displayed at this event and the consultation report can be downloaded from the link on the menu to the right.
A further exhibition took place in March 2012. This event unveiled more detailed design proposals for the Leisure Centre and St Mary's Residential, together with some initial thoughts on the public realm. The exhibition boards can be downloaded from here.
In addition to the exhibition, a public realm workshop was held on Tuesday 27 March 2012. This event explored ideas for the design of the public realm. A report on the findings is available in the Document Library.
The final exhibition took place in May 2012. This event exhibited final designs for St Mary's Residential and the Leisure Centre, and more detailed proposals for the public realm and park. The exhibition boards for this event can be found here.
Following the Final exhibition, three workshops were held to discuss the demolition and construction logisitcs with local residents. At the last two workshops, a revised route for demolition vehicles and various options for construction vehicles were presented. All related material can be downloaded from the menu on the right.
Please note the existing lesiure centre closed for redevelopment on 5 June 2012.