Plans for Forest Hill pools go on show to public

Forest Hill Pools now. Photo: Pauline Legrand

Lewisham Council is staging a series of public exhibitions of plans to develop a new leisure centre at Forest Hill swimming pool.

Locals will get the chance to see what their new leisure centre will look like and to give their opinion on the design. It is expected to be built within three years.

The first exhibition at Forest Hill railway station this week allowed travelers to have a look at the design with council officials available for questions.

Steve Cough, from Lewisham council explained that the main concern was to retain the Victorian entrance, which is  almost 130 years old. He said: ”In the new plan you can see that we kept the architecture but we also refurbished it and add other facilities”. Other facilities include a café and a fitness gym upstairs, in addition to the two new pools.

Once local people have given their views, a final decision on the redevelopment plans is expected to take place in July.

Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, said: “I am determined that as many people as possible are given a further opportunity to see the plans so the architects can go away and incorporate as many views as possible in the final design.”

The new design online is available here:

The design will also be on display on 18th and 25th at Forest Hill Library, on the 19th and 26th at Sainsbury’s London Road and at Forest Hill station again on the 27th of March where locals will get the chance to meet the architects, Roberts Limbrick Ltd.

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