Kensington Academy and Leisure Centre

Kensington Leisure Centre

Kensington Leisure Centre opens to the public on Monday 2 March 2015.

From Monday 2 March the centre’s opening hours will be: Monday to Friday – 6.30am to 10pm and Saturday to Sunday – 8am to 8pm.

The centre’s address is: Kensington Leisure Centre, Silchester Road, W10 6EX.

For more information and to check swim times please visit: www.better.org.uk/kensington

 

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge formally opens new academy and leisure centre

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the new Kensington Aldridge Academy and Kensington Leisure Centre on Monday 19 January.

Her Royal Highness toured the academy, met Principal David Benson, students and staff, and sat in on a geography and an RE lesson. The Duchess then enjoyed a short presentation from students in the theatre before unveiling a plaque to commemorate her visit. Before leaving the Duchess visited the academy’s Creates Hub for young entrepreneurs, and met students who are designing items for sale at Portobello Road Market.

Her Royal Highness then took a short walk to the leisure centre, due to open to the public in March, to tour the state-of-the-art facilities and watch sporting displays from local primary school children and other community groups. The Duchess then attended a reception to meet those involved in the projects and unveiled a plaque to mark her visit to the leisure centre.

Work on the £28m academy began in December 2012 and has created a striking new academy serving the local community with all of the students living less than a mile away. The site was gifted by the Council which is the academy’s co-sponsor and contributed £10.4m towards the construction costs.

Nearby stands Kensington Leisure Centre which is a result of a £29.4m cash injection from the Council. These two projects represent a £57.4m investment in the area and are part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to regenerating the north of the borough.

Watch the construction works live

A real-time camera has now been set up overlooking the site and you can watch the construction works live:

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