In a recent article published in Building magazine (29 July 2005), we incorrectly stated that Leisure Connection Limited had been dismissed as the operator of the Clissold Leisure Centre and three other leisure centres situated in the London Borough of Hackney.

We acknowledge that this statement was completely unfounded and that the decision to bring to an end Leisure Connection’s contract with Hackney in respect of the four centres concerned was a mutual decision on the part of both Leisure Connection and Hackney council.

We are also happy to withdraw the suggestion, as may have been implied in our earlier article, that Leisure Connection was responsible for the defects in the Clissold centre or its closure. We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to set the record straight and we apologise to Leisure Connection for any offence these comments may have caused.