Westminster leisure centres receive £9 million investment

Fri, 11/11/2016

The Queen Mother Sports Centre in Pimlico is benefitting from £1.6 million investment in the future of the centre to improve the current building and sport and leisure facilities. Work is already underway on refurbishing the spa and building a new hot yoga studio in addition to the refurbished changing rooms that are already in place. A new, modern entrance and secure cycle racks will also be in place this month with work starting on a refurbished gym offering state-of-the-art equipment, in December.

Improvement works are also taking place at Marshall Street Leisure Centre including a new hot yoga studio, refurbished changing rooms, new gym equipment and a refurbished gym space. Little Venice Sports Centre on Edgware Road and Jubilee Sports Centre in Queen’s Park have already reopened their new gyms following refurbishment earlier in the year.

The works form part of £9 million investment in leisure centres across Westminster through the council’s new contract with Everyone Active, announced in May. Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Sports and Leisure, said: “Investing in the future of sport and leisure centres across Westminster will help to more people to keep healthy and active. More people than ever before are taking part in physical activity and it’s vital we offer the facilities and opportunities they need.”

A consultation on a proposed Development Opportunity Framework, that includes the Queen Mother Sports Centre, is currently taking place. It will ensure that any long-term future developments in the upper Vauxhall Bridge Road area by any property owner or developer benefit and involve local people and ensure they remain in keeping with the character of the area. The council is committed to retaining and improving the much loved and popular Queen Mother Sports Centre, which will remain at the heart of the area and any future developments.

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Last updated: 8 December 2016
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