Dixon has been awarded the £25 million contract to deliver another important
leisure facility in the South East after recently completing the Wycombe Sports
Centre with 50 metre pool.
leisure specialist has now been appointed by the London Borough of Havering for
a £25 million contract to build the flagship Romford Ice Rink and Swimming Pool
complex. Acting as a catalyst for Romford’s regeneration, the facility will
include an eight-lane competition swimming pool, fitness suite and 56m x 26m
ice rink in the heart of the town centre.
long-planned development will assist the cultural renewal of the area, making a
real impact on the local community and attracting new inward investment. It
will also be home for the local ice hockey team, London Raiders, which
relocated to Lea Valley when Romford’s former rink closed in 2013 and will
return to the new facility ready for the 2018/19 season.
Dixon has completed over £100 million of leisure facilities in the past six
months as councils invest in replacing public assets no longer fit for
purpose. Alongside Wycombe Sports
Centre, it refurbished Fairfield Pools & Leisure Centre for Dartford
Council, delivered two large leisure centres for Oldham Council and is on site
with Scarborough Leisure Village.
Romford, Willmott Dixon is working with architect Saunders Boston with completion
of the ice rink and swimming pool complex set for early 2018. Other facilities include a second pool for
beginners, sauna and steam rooms, health and fitness studio, gym, dance studio
and a café.
Tredget, managing director of Willmott Dixon in North London and the Home
Counties: “This is a fantastic project to work on and will leave a real
legacy in the local community. We have seen how much effect leisure schemes
have on local prosperity and also generating income for councils as people
flock to use the facilities. This will
bring huge opportunity to Romford and we are delighted to be working for the
council to deliver this scheme.”
Ramsey, Leader of Havering Council: “This is a very ambitious project for
the Council, and we’re really pleased to be working with Willmott Dixon to
deliver such an important development for the borough. The leisure centre will
not only regenerate the area, it will secure competition-level ice-skating and
swimming for future generations, and provide first-class fitness facilities for