Latest look at new Woolwich leisure centre

A quick post now as the forthcoming Woolwich leisure centre on General Gordon Square starts to make its presence felt.

The frame facing onto the square has progressed a fair bit over the couple of weeks.

Render of completed building

As seen above it sits close to Woolwich Arsenal station on the former Viscount House site, providing new pools, gym and sports courts alongside a cafe.

The existing Waterfront is set to close next year when work completes.

View from General Gordon Square upon completion

Additional facilities include a creche, soft play area and party rooms as well as a spa, steam room and sauna.

To the rear 482 homes are coming, though the site will provide just a net increase of five per cent council housing when compared to current levels already on site.

Overview of leisure centre and housing

There’s currently 27 social homes and upon completion they’ll be 51 out of 482 in total.


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    One thought on “Latest look at new Woolwich leisure centre

    • I am impressed on how well the new Woolwich Leisure Centre has come on over the last couple of weeks.
      I am looking forward to the development being completed and the new leisure centre opening to the public.
      However, I would have liked to have seen the social housing demolished on the site being completely replaced with new social housing.
      People are struggling to afford high private rents or buy part rent/part homes.


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