New leisure centre a step closer to completion

Friday 5 May, 2023: The final steel beam to complete the structure of the new Platinum Jubilee Leisure Centre in West Drayton was installed on the site this week.

Cllrs Bianco, Edwards and Lavery at the topping out of the Platinum Jubilee Leisure Centre in West Drayton
The Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ian Edwards, was joined by the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Property, Highways and Transport, Cllr Jonathan Bianco and the Cabinet Member for Residents' Services, Cllr Eddie Lavery, for a 'topping out' ceremony to mark the occasion.

The ceremony is a traditional builders' rite of passage marking the installation of the final beam in a new structure, but for local residents, it means their brilliant, modern new leisure facility is one significant step closer to completion.

The new leisure centre will be a vital community amenity serving residents of Yiewsley and West Drayton and affirms the council's commitment to ensuring thriving, healthy households.

The build is being undertaken by developers Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, who started work on site in spring 2022.

Among the first-class leisure facilities there will be a 25-metre swimming pool, training pool, splash-zone, gym and health suite, soft play, youth and community hub, a café and terrace, and even a rooftop 3G turf football pitch.

Residents were consulted on the plans in September 2019 and their feedback has been incorporated into the design wherever possible. The centre is expected to be completed in summer 2024.

Cllr Bianco said: "I was delighted to visit the leisure centre and see the very impressive build taking shape and now really look forward to seeing it when it's fully finished and bustling with people.

"This building is a statement of our commitment to ensuring residents have access to first class health and leisure services that enable to them to live active, fulfilling lifestyles and I have no doubt the community will really enjoy this fantastic leisure centre once open."

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