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sydenhamcentral


Posts: 269
Joined: Mar 2008
Post: #61
22-03-2008 02:15 PM

Regarding the building, in general lewisham build stuff like this:    

or this:

   
New flats generally now look like this:

   
Or this:

   

Laban centres are not very common (and the laban centre didn't have much to do with Lewisham, most funding came from the arts council). At a time when most sports spending is going to the olympics, I would suggest that cost is a major proviso in the replacement/renovation of the pools.

Think how much money the council has already spent on meetings and bottled water!



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forest_hill_billie


Posts: 28
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #62
24-03-2008 05:44 PM

I've just been advised that Lewisham Council are working to an early program of demolition of the entire site. Crying

Having just read the final report of the LBL Leisure Investment Strategy Review, dated December 2004, which was written by Capita Consulting I am extremely concerned as it states:


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3.5.3 With regard to the development of a new Pool Strategy for Lewisham, we feel that consideration should be given as to whether the pools at Forest Hill are necessary in view of the overlapping catchment area and the fact that it is unlikely to be possible to carry out a cost-effective refurbishment of the building while addressing the structural, plant and design issues involved in extending its life. However, if adverse effects on the swimming programme are to be avoided, any closure could only take place after completion of the Downham Pool and, ideally, replacement of the Ladywell Leisure Centre. The wet area at The Bridge has recently been refurbished and extended and it is not envisaged that further work will be required at this site.


I am now sceptical that, in the end, we will have any swimming facilities in Forest Hill . . . . .

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sydenhamcentral


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Post: #63
24-03-2008 09:38 PM

I actually went inside the pools today. They are open (a door was was left wide open around the back, no-one seemed to be in there). Not only are they still full of water apparently (I didn't get to the main pool bit), but they are heated. It was hot in there.

Not sure why they still have water, apparently its because they are leaking (yeah, I'm confused about that too). But even stranger is why they are heated!

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