Work to replace Atherton leisure centre underway
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Building work is underway to rebuild the Atherton Leisure Centre in Stratford.
The old building is being replaced by a £14.7 million modernised centre incorporating two community swimming pools, a state-of-the-art gym and fitness studios.
The new leisure centre will use the latest technology to convert waste heat into electrity.
Other environmentally-friendly initiatives include a roof which not only harvests rainwater but also forms a “living” surface covered in recycled soil, providing a habitat for plants and wildlife,
Mayor Sir Robin Wales said the new centre would enable people of all ages and abilities to “get active and stay healthy”.
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Director of building contractors Mulalley, Eamon O’Malley, who learnt to swim at the old facilty, added: “This new leisure centre will be a credit to Newham.”
Newham council decided to replace the old sports centre due to high maintenance costs and levels of asbestos.
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The new centre is expected to open in autumn next year