Decision details

Elephant and Castle - Provision of a New Leisure Facility

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve a way forward for the development of a new leisure facility at the Elephant and Castle


This item had not been circulated 5 clear days in advance of the meeting.  The chair agreed to accept the item for reasons of urgency as it was considered important that the cabinet consider options for the provision of leisure facilities at the Elephant and Castle on the same agenda as the Elephant and Castle regeneration agreement as some plots originally considered as potential sites for leisure facilities are within the boundary of the Heygate Estate. Any decision to reconsider those sites could therefore have had a bearing on the regeneration agreement report.


The cabinet considered and agreed a recommendation from overview and scrutiny committee in respect of this item.  This is reflected in decision 3 below.




1  That the current leisure centre site at Elephant and Castle be adopted as the preferred location for new leisure facilities, and the broad configuration of land uses on the site as shown on the plan at Appendix A of the report i.e. residential at the east of the site and leisure at the west be supported. 


2  That the principle that the receipt generated from the sale of the residential component at the front of the site is intended to be reinvested to deliver the leisure facility at the rear be agreed.


3  That officers be instructed to agree a consultation plan with the cabinet member for regeneration and corporate strategy for a short consultation process to establish what leisure facilities local people want to see and this consultation include the provision of a swimming pool and views be sought on the type of pool and any other preferred facilities.


4  That officers be instructed to report back to cabinet by November 2010 with the results of the consultation and proposals for a full project mandate for a new leisure facility at the Elephant and Castle.  The report should address potential funding streams, partners, interim arrangements for leisure provision, revenue/capital cost implications and explore delivery options.

Report author: Eleanor Kelly

Publication date: 08/07/2010

Date of decision: 07/07/2010

Decided at meeting: 07/07/2010 - Cabinet

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