Lambeth council today responded to a report on the Brixton Blog that Brixton Recreation Centre could be demolished.
A post on the borough’s official blog reiterated that the centre could be replaced with a “brand new 21st century” leisure facility under proposals laid out in its Future Brixton document.
The move follows a front page report in the Blog’s newspaper, the Brixton Bugle, this week.
The council statement said:
There has been speculation in the local press that Brixton Recreation Centre could be replaced by a new leisure centre in the future.
The story came about because Lambeth Council is currently consulting with local people on a new document that sets out what Brixton could look like over the next 10 to 15 years, what sort of changes local people and the council would like to see in the area, and what opportunities there might be to improve the town.
One of the things the document (called a supplementary planning document or SPD) considers is whether it may be possible to improve Brixton Recreation Centre or even replace it with a brand new 21st century leisure centre providing state of the art sports facilities in the heart of Brixton.
Although the initial consultation on the document is now closed, the council said it is “keen to gather as many views from local people about this.” To learn more visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/futurebrixton.