Built in 1984, the Waterfront Leisure Centre in Woolwich is one of the largest in London. It has two sports halls, four different water areas including a leisure pool with flume, squash courts and a large gym. However, it’s now showing its age.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich is proposing to replace the Waterfront with a new, state-of-the-art centre as a centrepiece to the regeneration of Woolwich. The question is, “What should this new centre look like?”
As part of a team led by our colleagues at Ottaway Strategic Management we’ve been commissioned to undertake public consultation to determine what local residents think should go into the new building.
There will be a series of focus groups, workshops and community surveys to gather local opinions on priorties and to guide the development of an architects brief. We are also consulting the sporting community through the governing bodies of sport and London Sport.
The results of our consultations will then allow the council to develop their design and business plan to meet the expressed needs of the local community.