Clive joined local businesses, councillors, council officers and others at the topping out cermony for the new Eltham Centre (for more details on the topping out ceremony and its origins, click here)
Clive said he was delighted with the rapid progress the constructors had made in the last year. “I have been working for so many years to get to this stage” Clive said after the ceremony, “I am delighted that the project is on budget and on schedule to open next year. This location is ideal and its excellent public transport links means that it is accessible for all the community”.
Clive is pictured, right, with Mark Tant, Managing Director of the contractors Willmott Dixon.
The centre has three swimming pools. The new eight lane main pool will be competition standard which means it will be a venue for accredited swimming galas that currently cannot be held at Eltham Pools. Greenwich Community College has also invested in the scheme and will occupy two floors in the new building. The library will also get a £1.7 million refurbishment and the centre will be a one-stop-shop for council services.
The town centre location was chosen by local people following an extensive consultation. It will be easily accessible by all members of the community, even those without a car.