Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre development
Streatham’s brand new ice and leisure centre will open to the public on 18 November at the same time as the new Tesco superstore.
The centre, which replaces the much loved Streatham ice rink that closed in 2011, will provide:
- An ice rink with 1,000 rink side seats for spectators, skaters, ice hockey players and officials
- A six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool
- A four court sports hall
- A 13-metre teaching pool
- 100 gym stations.
The £26m project has been jointly funded by Lambeth Council and Tesco.
The overall development incorporates the new supermarket, over 200 new homes and will have provided almost a thousand jobs during the construction phase and afterwards.
Cllr. Lib Peck, leader of Lambeth council said: “The entire project has been a triumph of design and construction – it’s only the second time in the world that an ice rink has been built above a swimming pool. I know people will be very impressed when they see it. What’s really exciting is that this is more than a leisure centre, it’s created hundreds of homes and jobs too but none of it would have been possible without our partnership with Tesco.”
The temporary ice rink at Brixton will remain open until November 18th and there’ll be an official opening of the Streatham centre in December .
View a previous exhibition of plans here.
Find out more about the scheme on Vinci's website: www.vinciconstruction.co.uk/streathamhub.
The temporary ice rink on Brixton Station Road in Brixton will close when Streatham's new ice rink and leisure centre opens in November. In the meantime the temporary ice rink is still open and opening times and prices can be found at www.brixtonicerink.co.uk.
The temporary ice rink makes sure of continuity of ice facilities in Lambeth as part of the Streatham Hub development.
There is still an additional temporary car park in Brixton on the corner of Buckner Road and Porden Road. A map of where to park in Brixton can be found on our Parking web pages.
A planning application for the temporary ice rink submitted by Tesco was approved by the Planning Applications Committee on 2 February 2011, along with an associated application to vary the original section 106 agreement for the Streatham Hub. Documentation for the committee meeting is available.
Future Streatham leisure facilities
The fantastic new leisure facilities will include a 60m by 30m ice rink with approximately 1,000 spectator seats, alongside a new sports and leisure centre providing:
- a 25m, 6-lane swimming pool
- a 13m learner pool
- a 4-court sports hall
- a health and fitness suite with space to accommodate around 100 machines.
Streatham leisure centre had to close on 25 November 2009 due to health and safety concerns. A full structural survey identified that it would cost more the £3 million for the centre to re-open whilst the hub was being built. In March 2010, the council's Cabinet recommended that the centre be closed permanent pending the development of the new facilities.
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