A topping out ceremony has marked a milestone in the construction of the £18.5 million leisure centre scheme at Elephant and Castle.
The Castle Centre is a key feature of the £1.5 billion Elephant and Castle regeneration plan, and will include a 25-metre swimming pool,12-metre learner pool, a four-court sports hall, a 140-station gym, two studios, a spinning room, wet and dry changing facilities, sauna and steam room facilities, a creche and a cafe. It was designed in partnership with Southwark Council.
Councillors from Southwark joined representatives from developer Balfour Beatty.
Councillor Peter John, leader of Southwark Council, said: "Seeing the progress today has been brilliant. We can’t wait to see The Castle Centre completed next spring, ready for our residents to use.
"Today's ceremony has been a great milestone in the journey to throwing open the Castle doors for the first time. The Castle is just one part of the exciting £3 billion transformation we are undertaking here in Elephant and Castle and it will be a great addition to the area and to our leisure facilities in the borough."
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