Name picked for new leisure centre

By Jim Dunton - Wed 15 January 2014, 11:59 am

Southwark Council has revealed the name that has been chosen for Elephant & Castle's new leisure centre.

The authority said an online poll of residents that closed earlier this month had picked the name “The Castle” for the venue, which is set to form part of the district’s £3 billion regeneration.

Due to open in spring next year, the leisure centre will feature a six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, a sports hall, a fully-equipped gym and indoor cycle studio, two exercise-class and dance studios plus a crèche and café.

Councillor Veronica Ward, Southwark’s culture and leisure lead, said The Castle would be a great addition to the Elephant & Castle area for all residents.

"Our leisure centres around the borough play an important role in helping Southwark residents of all ages keep active and get involved in something new,” she said.

“From swimming with the family to training for a sporting event, it will absolutely be a place for the whole community."