Centre under construction
By popular demand the new centre in Devane Way, off Knights Hill will be named “West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre”.
The centre is due to open in Spring 2014 with a swimming pool, 100 station gym, dance studio, community meeting room, GP surgery, dental suite and more.
Local people were invited to choose a name for the new centre. A shortlist of names were chosen and hundreds of people took part in the vote – 40% selected
“West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre”.
Local people have until 5pm on Friday 12th July to choose from a three name shortlist for West Norwood’s new health and leisure centre :
- Norwood Hall
- West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre
- West Norwood Meadows.
Vote online at : http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Environment/Regeneration/FutureLambeth/NorwoodHall.htm?sl=norwoodhall
Voting forms can also be picked-up across West Norwood, including at West Norwood library, St Luke’s Church and coffee shops along Norwood Road
Councillor Jackie Meldrum said: “We’ve had lots of interest in the naming of this brilliant new centre. Now we want as many people as possible to 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. As well as the health benefits for local people from having a sports centre so close to home, we expect to see benefits to trade and local businesses from those using the centre.”
The development off Knight’s Hill, opposite West Norwood Rail Station, is due to open in late spring 2014. The new centre will have a 25m swimming pool, 100 station gym, dance studio, local GP practice, dentistry services, a Lambeth council customer service point and a community room.
Everyone has the chance to help choose a name for the fantastic new resource for the community of West Norwood.
West Norwood’s own leisure & health centre will include a 25m pool, 100 station gym, dance studio, meeting room , GP surgery and clinics . Building work is due to complete in just over one year’s time at the site on Devane Way – opposite West Norwood Rail station.
If you have suggestion for a name for the new centre please post it here and email by Thursday 7th February to firstname.lastname@example.org
Names suggested so far:
Great North Wood Centre or Hall
Meyers Centre or Hall
Plaskett Centre or Hall
Spielman Centre or Hall
Tite Centre or Hall
West Norwood Centre or Hall
West Norwood Health &Leisure Centre
West Norwood Meadows
Work should be completed in the next 2 months on the final details of the plans for the new leisure centre and health centre for West Norwood on land at the end of Devane Way off Knights Hill opposite West Norwood station. The new government has confirmed its support earlier this year for the funding but the Treasury has just added another step to check the project.
It is hoped that this new hurdle will not add any significant delays so construction work can start early in 2012. Work is already in underway to tackle the Japanese knotweed on the site as this weed can grown through concrete! (Building work will be starting on the nearby new primary school in October.)
Route to planned leisure & health centre
The planned leisure centre includes a 25m swimming pool, dance studio and 100 station gym with a community meeting space. The health centre will have a GP practice, clinics and dentists. There will also be a Lambeth council customer service area . For more details see:
Cllr Jackie Meldrum at the school
The Norwood School in Crown Dale SE19 3NY is undergoing extensive building work over the summer holidays. These improvements are part of the Building Schools for the Future programme started by the last Labour government. The school is getting a new theatre which will be accessible to the public outside school hours, modern class rooms and a new dance studio, art room & cafeteria.
The Norwood School is a mixed school specialising in the performing & visual arts. Under the leadership of Denise Webster the school is one of the top 5 most improved schools in the country for achievement of 5 GCSE A-C grades including English & maths and the top school in the country for improvement in 5 GCSEs A-C grades.
Families with children looking to start secondary school next year in September 2012 can look round the school on its open days next term:
Thurs 29th Sept 4.30pm to 7pm
Monday 19th September 9.15am to 10.30am
Tuesday 20th September 9.15am to 10.30am
Wednesday 21st September 9.15am to 10.30am
Thursday 22nd September 9.15am to 10.30am
Friday 23rd September 9.15am to 10.30am
Thurs 29th Sept 4.30pm to 7pm
Monday 10th October 9.15am to 10.30am
Wednesday 12th October 9.15am to 10.30am
See web site for more information: www.thenorwoodschool.org