The council is investing an estimated £37.7m into the redevelopment of Gurnell Leisure Centre to provide a brand new flagship leisure facility in Greenford.
The leisure centre opened in 1981 and needs a significant level of repair, which would be nearly as expensive as building a new sports centre.
Subject to planning approvals, the centre is now expected to close for redevelopment at Easter 2020, and re-open in the summer of 2022.
Gurnell Leisure Centre will be replaced by a modern, energy efficient building that offers sport and leisure facilities to meet the needs of the local community. Building on the successes of the current swim school and swimming club and creating a first class facility for future generations.
The new leisure centre will include:
- 10 lane 50 metre pool with moveable floors to provide greater capacity
- Fun/leisure pool
- Pool viewing areas
- Larger fitness gym
- Two large studios/activity spaces
- Spin bike studio
- Sauna and steam rooms
- Children’s soft play areas and party rooms
- Wet and dry changing facilities including separate family changing
As well as the new leisure facilities, the regeneration will provide improved and enhanced outdoor landscaped facilities in the park area next to it, including a playground, skate park, BMX track, trim trail and distance marker routes.
The new facility will be funded through residential development on the site.