Plans for two new sports centres in Queen’s park costing £19m submitted to Brent and Westminster Council
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Plans for the £19 million redevelopment of two sports centres in Queen’s Park have been submitted to Brent and Westminster City Council.
Moberly and Jubilee Sports Centre would be converted into state-of-the-art building enviable facilities under current proposals by the Westminster in partnership with housing contractors Willmott Dixons.
If approved, Queen’s Park residents will benefit from a 40 per cent increase in sporting facilities in the area across four sites.
Under current plans, Moberly Sports Centre on Kilburn Lane would be demolished and replaced by a modern sports facilities and a series of street side terraces.
The new development would boast a bigger gym space, two swimming pools and an eight court sports hall with retractable seating.
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The Jubilee site 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.
Planning permission for the new sites follows an 18 months consultation period, which involved meetings with residents concern about the developments.
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The costs will be largely funded by Willmott Dixon through the development of 155 new homes over both main sites, including 12 replacement high quality affordable homes in Caird Street.
Cllr Steve Summers, Westminster City Council portfolio holder for the community, said: “These are exciting plans which clearly demonstrate our commitment to providing top of the range sporting facilities for the residents of Queens Park.
“If approved, residents will have access to more sporting facilities than both the current Moberly and Jubilee centres combined can offer, in one of our wards with the highest levels of physical inactivity.”