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Construction of long-awaited Romford leisure development due to begin

PUBLISHED: 14:35 05 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:09 05 September 2014

Artist impression of how the competition pool in the new Romford Leisure Development is expected to look.

Artist impression of how the competition pool in the new Romford Leisure Development is expected to look.

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Construction of the long-awaited Romford Leisure Development will begin soon.

Demolition of the ice rink in Rom Valley Way, Romford, is due to start next week and is expected to be replaced with a Morrisons supermarket.

A new leisure centre complete with ice rink, swimming pool, and fitness suite will be built in Western Road, Romford.

The original plan, drawn up in 2012, was for the leisure centre to be completely funded by the £25m sale of the old ice rink site. In December, the council splashed out an extra £2m for the project.

Cllr Melvin Wallace, cabinet member for culture and community engagement, said Havering Council was now in the “final stages of negotiation” on the project.

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