Havering Council has announced that construction on the new leisure centre in Rainham is due to begin early next year 2022.
The build has been put back due to impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new leisure centre will be based at the Rainham Recreation Ground. The building will be a state-of-the-art modular design offering a range of facilities including a dance and spinning studio, 72-station fitness suite and six-lane swimming pool.
Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said:
“After a very difficult period – it is great to be able set a date for building works to begin on our much anticipated new leisure centre for Rainham. I am disappointed that the events of the last year and a half have meant the original opening date for the new site has had to be pushed back.
“While other Councils are having to close leisure facilities – we are doing our best to provide even more. The new Rainham Leisure Centre will follow the recently opened Harrow Lodge Leisure Centre in Hornchurch – which is already seeing so many residents benefiting from the brilliant facilities on offer there.
“This past year, more than ever, has been a reminder of just how important health and wellbeing is. As we continue our recovery from the pandemic, the Council remains committed to delivering the best leisure facilities right across the borough to help our residents live happy and healthy lives.”