Clive was delighted to see the enormous progress that has been made in the last few months in the construction of the new Eltham Centre. The steel structure is now in place and work is on schedule to open next year.
“I was delighted to see how much work has been done on the site,” said Clive. “This is the most exciting development in our town centre for many years.”
Clive has been campaigning for twelve years for a replacement for Eltham Pools. It has always been clear that even with refurbishment, Eltham Pools would not meet modern standards.
The artist’s impressions shown to the right give some idea of the view from Archery Road and the atrium where visitors will first enter the building.
The new eight lane main pool will be competition standard which means it will be a venue for accredited swimming galas that currently cannot be held at Eltham Pools. Greenwich Community College has also invested in the scheme and will occupy two floors in the new building. The library will also get a £1.7 million refurbishment and the centre will be a one-stop-shop for council services.
The town centre location was chosen by local people following an extensive consultation. It will be easily accessible by all members of the community, even those without a car.