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London leisure and arts centres announced

Woolwich Leisure Centre External Visualisation Lh

FaulknerBrowns has been appointed to design two new community leisure centres in London, following the success of our Britannia Leisure Centre in Hackney, which opened this summer.

Working with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, we are delighted to be designing a new leisure centre in the heart of Woolwich town centre. The new centre will provide first class facilities for local people to get active, including an 8-lane 25m swimming pool, training pool, leisure pools, spa, sports hall, 5-a-side hall, fitness studios, squash courts and fitness gym.

Our proposals also include the refurbishment of the Tramshed theatre and arts centre, which will connect to the leisure centre as part of an enhanced community offer. The theatre occupies an Edwardian former tram power station, and will be sensitively refurbished and extended to provide spaces for performance and community use. The project is part of a wider development with 500 new homes designed by Child Graddon Lewis for Hill Group UK.

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Proposals for main pool hall at Kingston Leisure Centre

We have also been appointed by Kingston Council to design a new community leisure centre, following the closure of the Kingfisher Leisure Centre in 2019 due to structural issues. The new centre will provide more accessible facilities, including two new pools, a splash deck and a soft play area for children and a clip and climb area.

'The sudden closure of the much loved Kingfisher was unfortunate and completely unexpected, but the good news is that Kingston can now look forward to a new and improved leisure centre opening on the site in 2024. World class specialists have now been recruited to make the new facility a reality. FaulknerBrowns, the architects designing the centre, were responsible for the fantastic Britannia Leisure Centre in Hackney and our vision is for something equally impressive here in Kingston.'

- Councillor Caroline Kerr, Leader of Kingston Council