Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre Redevelopment
Open Meeting on Wednesday 4 February 2009
2009 is set to be an exciting year for leisure provision in the borough, with substantial plans being put forward for two leisure and library 'hubs' at Isleworth Recreation Centre and Feltham Airparcs together with proposals for refurbishing Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre and New Chiswick Pool.
As part of the council's overall commitment to improving faciities and services across the borough, Fusion Lifestyle, a registered charity, was appointed last year to provide community sport and active leisure services across the borough.
Leader of the council, Peter Thompson, said: “the idea of the combined leisure and library “hubs” is to pull together community facilities, and by adding shared café and social areas, create a variety of spaces where all members of the community can enjoy a variety of leisure activities. Our leisure centres have long been in need of redevelopment, which is why we made a commitment to invest an additional £2 million to improve the borough’s parks, libraries and leisure facilities.
“There’s a lot to be done, but these are very exciting projects, and we will be working closely with our leisure partners, Fusion Lifestyle, to deliver the high quality facilities Hounslow deserves".
Tim Mills, Fusion's director of business development commented: “the proposals are part of our long term commitment to improving the community’s experience at their local sport and fitness centres. We want to know what people think about the plans and ensure that there is plenty of opportunity for local residents to be involved in the process and feedback their thoughts before any final decisions are made”.
In preparing these design proposals, Fusion has talked with a local people including existing users and staff and will now undertake a comprehensive consultation process through January with a view to developing more detailed designs and finalising plans ready to start work on site in the early summer.
Tim Mills says they do not envisage significant disruption to existing services: “All being well, the new facilities should be available for use by Christmas 2009”.
Display boards outlining the plans will be at each of the centres from Monday 12 January to Friday 6 February 2009. A series of open meetings have been scheduled to present the proposals where public attendance and feedback is invited. Alternatively, suggestions and feedback can be submitted in advance at each of the centres or via email as shown below.
Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre
New Chiswick Pool
January 26, 2009