Replacement leisure centre is being designed by architects John McAslan and Partners and S&P
Demolition of the leisure centre in Elephant and Castle to pave the way for a £1.5bn redevelopment of the area has started.
A new £20m leisure centre, which is being designed by architects John McAslan and Partners and S&P, will be built on the site as part of the plans. The site is being developed by 4 Futures a partnership between the council and contractor Balfour Beatty.
The current building has been closed since June this year and was due to be demolished in October but was delayed when over 500 medieval skeletons were found at the site.
Peter John, leader of Southwark Council, said: “This is a very exciting time for the Elephant and Castle as it marks not only the start of a new, up-to-date leisure facility for residents but the beginning of the overall regeneration of the area, both of which are highly anticipated and long overdue.”