£19m redevelopment of Queen’s Park sport centres edges closer

Moberly Sports Centre could be demolished

Moberly Sports Centre could be demolished - Credit: Archant

The £19m pounds redevelopment of two Queen’s Park sports centres has edged a step closer as Brent planning chiefs gave the thumbs up to develop one of the sites.

An artists impression of the Moberly Sports Centre after its multi-million pound revamp.

An artists impression of the Moberly Sports Centre after its multi-million pound revamp. - Credit: Archant

Seven councillors voted in favour of the multi-million pounds plans which could see the destruction of Moberly Sports Centre in Kilburn Lane, and replaced with a modern sports centre with state of the art facilities, including two swimming pools and an eight court sports hall, and a series of street side terraces.

Only one member of the planning committee voted against these plans, with one abstention.

However, the proposals, lodged by Westminster Council in partnership with housing contractors Willmott Dixons, are dependent on the outcome of an application for the redevelopment of the Jubilee sports centre.

Under current plans, the sports centre in Caird Street, would see a reduction in size and the removal of the swimming pool in favour of an avant-garde centre and upgraded sporting facilities in the neighbouring park and the build of a series of street side terraces.

Richard Barker, Westminster City Council’s Director of Sport, Leisure & Wellbeing, said: “We are of course delighted that Brent has given planning permission to the proposals to redevelop Moberly Sports Centre. However the Active Queen’s Park project is dependent on the outcome of an application to redevelop the Jubilee sports centre, which will be considered by a Westminster planning committee later this month.”