Tesco & Ice Rink Hub construction nears the finish line
A ceremony was held to mark the completion of the outer shell of a building which will bring an ice rink and leisure centre back to Streatham.
The Streatham Hub development, which created 600 jobs, is due to open later this year and will also include a new swimming pool, 250 homes and a Tesco superstore.
Councillor Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council was joined by Streatham MP Chuka Umunna and representations from Tesco, main contractors VINCI Construction UK and GLL – which will run the leisure centre on behalf of the council.
Cllr Peck said “It’s fantastic to see the Streatham Hub taking shape. In less than a year from now, top-class sports facilities will be coming back to Streatham. It’s also great news that the project has created 600 new jobs plus valuable work placement opportunities for local young people.”
VINCI, the main contractor on the Streatham Hub leisure development, has a website with more details on the project. When eventually completed, the Streatham Hub Leisure Centre will have:
- 25m, 6-lane swimming pool
- 13m learner pool
- full-size 1000-seat ice rink
- health and fitness suite
- Tesco Extra 63,000 ft² supermarket
- 250 new homes, including a mix of private, shared-ownership and affordable homes
- New Bus Interchange for Transport for London
- Underground car parking serving the leisure centre, the residential apartments and retail store
- Areas of public realm, surrounding the Grade II Listed Streatham United Reform Church and associated Children’s Centre.
The new development is located on the west side of Streatham High Street just south of Streatham Railway Station. When finished, the ice rink will sit above the leisure centre and be run by Lambeth council – the previous rink (Streatham Ice Arena) was in private ownership. The cost of the development has been largely met by Tesco with the council’s contribution limited to £19.42m.
Above article includes excerpts as seen in the Lambeth Talk May 2013 issue.