Friday, 30 September 2011

Downing seek to incorporate resident’s views

We have been delighted with the response received from local residents to our proposals for 30-60 South Lambeth Road.  The overwhelming majority of people who returned feedback were supportive of our scheme.  All residents supported the provision of a swimming pool in the proposed leisure centre, an amenity sorely lacking in the local area.

Many residents stated to the development team, both during the public exhibition and afterwards, the desire for a 25 metre swimming pool instead of the 20 metre one originally proposed. 

These comments have been taken on board and following additional consultation with Sport England and continued liaison with Lambeth Sports and Recreation Service, we are now currently looking into the possibility of increasing a section of the proposed swimming pool to 25 metres.  Subject to confirmation of the structural engineering design parameters of the building, we are hopeful that this can be delivered to ensure the swimming pool will be of the greatest benefit to local residents and swimming groups.

Downing is committed to continued consultation with local residents in order that we deliver a scheme that is beneficial to the local community and leaves a lasting legacy for the future of Vauxhall.