A three name shortlist for West Norwood’s new £14.2million health and leisure centre has been announced, with residents now invited to choose their favourite.
After more than 100 suggestions from locals, voting to choose either Norwood Hall; West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre; or West Norwood Meadows will start on June 1.
Councillor Jackie Meldrum, Council Deputy Leader, said: “We’ve had lots of interest in the naming of this brilliant new centre. We want as many people as possible to now have their final say.
“The health and leisure centre is really taking shape now and once completed it will give West Norwood a huge boost.
“Aside from the health benefits locals will be able to take from having a sports centre so close to home, we hope to see benefits to trade and local businesses from those using the centre.”
The development in Knight’s Hill, which is scheduled to open in late spring next year, is being built on the site of the disused, former Norwood Hall.
The new building will have a 25m pool, gym with 100 work stations and dance studio, local GP practice, dentistry services, a Lambeth council customer service point and community room.
Once finished, it will form a hat-trick of new swimming pools delivered by Lambeth council in the borough in just over two years. One in Clapham opened in February last year while another that is part of the Streatham Hub development, consisting of an ice rink, 250 homes and a superstore, is due to open in November.
The closing date for voting is 5pm Friday, July 12. Voting forms can be picked-up across West Norwood, including at West Norwood library, St Luke’s Church and coffee shops along Norwood Road.
People can also vote online and print out extra voting forms at www.lambeth.gov.uk/norwoodhall. All voting forms have a freepost address printed on them.