October 2 2014 Latest news:
Friday, September 5, 2014
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.