Romford poised on brink of major new leisure centre
�Romford town centre is set to be transformed by a long-awaited state-of-the art leisure centre, which will include a �competition swimming pool and new ice rink.
Havering Council’s cabinet will consider proposals next Wednesday.
The council has been in negotiations with a developer to fund the building incorporating an eight-lane, 25m pool and another for beginners; sauna and steam rooms; a health and fitness studio; a gym; a dance studio; and a caf� and bar.
The centre would have a high quality ice-rink to be used by the public and for competitive events, including ice hockey.
This would replace the existing ice rink in Rom Valley Way.
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Funding for the scheme will come from the sale of that site to the developer.
The new centre would �address the lack of public swimming facilities and would also provide a much-needed training and competition facility for swim clubs in Havering. So far ther site for the new centre has not been revealed.
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Cllr Michael White, leader of the council, said: “We’ve been working on this project for a number of years. Now it seems that the right deal is within reach.
“We want to make �certain we get the right facility, at the least possible cost to �local taxpayers, so if cabinet approve the proposals, we’ll continue to negotiate hard to secure the best �result, before we sign on the dotted line.
“If we can close this deal, the new leisure centre would be a huge asset for Romford and the rest of �Havering for generations to come.”
If approved the report will be considered by full council and any development will need planning permission.
It would take around three years to build.