Update on Kensington Leisure Centre
Kensington Leisure Centre will not be open to the public in
January as had been hoped, but is expected to be fully operational
The Council and the contractor are working hard to move this
date forward and to get the centre open as early as possible in the
As soon as we are in a position to confirm the exact opening
date we promise to let local people know.
In September the Kensington Aldridge Academy welcomed 184
students when the new school opened its doors for the first day of
term. For more information read the latest edition of
the KALC newsletter.
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Work began in December 2012 and a total of £28m has been
invested in building a much needed secondary school. The new
academy is a local school serving the North Kensington community
and all of its students live less than a mile away.
Students will receive a first-class education in a modern
building, with facilities such as the sport hall and dance studio
available to the community outside of school hours.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the site, the leisure centre
building is rapidly taking shape and will open to the public in
early 2015. The building’s structure is complete and works
are now focusing on the interior such as tiling the pools, fitting
out the changing areas, café, sports hall and squash courts.
The Kensington Academy and Leisure Centre scheme represents a
£57.4m investment in North Kensington.
Watch the construction works live
A real-time camera has now been set up
overlooking the site and you can watch the construction
Alternative sports and leisure facilities
While the work to Kensington Leisure Centre is going on please
see details of alternative sports and leisure facilities.
Other GLL facilities
Chelsea Sports Centre will remain open throughout the works.
Chelsea Sports Centre
Kensington, Sloane Square
Bus: 319, 49, 211, 11, 22
Jubilee Sports Centre
Underground: Queens Park,
Westbourne Park Kensal Green
National Rail: Kensal
Bus: 6, 18, 28, 31, 316,
Phoenix Fitness Centre & Janet Adegoke Swimming
Underground: White City, Wood
Bus: 283, 95, 7, 70, 72, 272,
Underground: Royal Oak,
Bus: 36, 27, 7, 23
Facilities managed by the Westway Development Trust
Facilities managed locally by the Westway
Development Trust include:
Underground: Latimer Road
Bus: 295, 316, 72, 95, 220,
Portobello green fitness
Bus: 52, 228, 7, 23, 70, 452,
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