Multi-million pound Forest Gate leisure centre set to open next month

Councillor Ken Clark, Cllr Lester Hudson and Cllr Ian Corbett at the new Atherton Leisure centre's

Councillor Ken Clark, Cllr Lester Hudson and Cllr Ian Corbett at the new Atherton Leisure centre's training pool - Credit: Archant

A new £14.7 million state-of-the-art leisure centre is set to open its doors for the first time next month.

A computer generated image of the new Atherton Leisure Centre

A computer generated image of the new Atherton Leisure Centre - Credit: Archant

The Atherton leisure centre, Romford Road, Forest Gate, includes a gym, exercise studios, two swimming pools, a crèche and a cafe replacing the old leisure centre facilites.

Hundreds of people have already signed up for memberships, according owners Newham Council, with the doors set to officially open to the public at 8am on Saturday, April 2.

Cllr Ian Corbett, mayoral advisor for environment and leisure, said: “The multi-million investment in this new centre shows our commitment to providing our residents with every possible opportunity to lead fit and active lives.

“The old centre needed a major face lift to encourage people to use the centre and enjoy the benefits of regular exercise.


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“This state of the art centre is a fantastic addition to the wide range of sport and leisure opportunities we provide across the borough for people of all ages and abilities.”

The centre is one of four leisure centres – including Balaam, Newham and East Ham and a fitness centre in Manor Park – that are all run by activeNewham on behalf of the council.

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Visit activenewham.org.uk/Atherton for more information or to join up.

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