Councillors celebrate topping out ceremony on the roof of Romford Leisure Centre
Havering Council, Willmott Dixon and partners, all braved the height of the new Romford Leisure Centre to celebrate the completion of the roof.
During last month’s ceremony, Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet member for Culture and Customer Access drilled in the final screw on the roof of the centre. The Council was also presented with a plaque from Willmott Dixon to celebrate this milestone.
The multi-million pound centre is due to open next year, and will include one of East London’s only ice rinks. Inside the centre, the construction of both the 25m eight-lane main pool and the 15 x 8m leaner pool is complete. Both are currently full of water for testing.
Specialists are working on the construction inside the ice rink and ice pads are being constructed. Outside, the blue façade shines over Romford Town Centre.
The new centre will also include a fitness area with two studios, sauna and steam rooms. Once completed, it will be managed by sports and leisure provider, Everyone Active, on behalf of Havering Council.
Councillor Melvin Wallace, Cabinet member for Culture and Community Engagement said: “I am pleased with how far the development has come. The new leisure centre is looking amazing with contemporary facilities that everyone can benefit from. It’s going to be a focal point of the borough and already lights up Romford.”
Simon Cook, Operations Manager for Willmott Dixon Construction, said: "With the topping out of the building now complete we are in the final 'straight' of the project. The new centre will be a brilliant facility for Havering. We are looking forward to working with the Council & Everyone Active, to ensure the successful completion so that everyone can start to benefit from the new centre".
If you would like to find out more about the development of the centre visit: www.havering.gov.uk/rld.