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New Morden Leisure Centre

The future of Morden Park Pool has been a concern for local residents and users in recent years. We have continued to carry out minor repairs to keep this facility operating for a few more years than we originally anticipated, but now recognise it needs to be replaced.

We have drawn up plans and proposals for a new family friendly leisure facility that all can use. We will keep you up to date with our progress via these pages and local media. We would encourage you to have your say.


News about Morden Leisure centre in our News Room

First stage consultation

Independent consultants PPS were appointed to lead the initial consultations. The consultation report is available to download:

Disposal of public land

Update on 29 March 2018

The council has issued a "Section 123 Notice for the Disposal of Public Open Space" which is linked to the new Leisure Centre and surrounds. There are a number of reasons why:

  • The council’s existing leisure management contract with Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) underpins the contract with a leasehold for the land for which GLL will have responsibility.
  • This will be the footprint of the building; land where disabled parking will be installed; the area set aside for a potential sports hall to be added at some time in the future should this be afforded.
  • So there is an area around the building that the building itself can be maintained by GLL.
  • The footprint is larger than just the building – as it is the size of land needed for efficient and effective operational management of the new leisure centre.
  • By law we are required to advertise our intention to “dispose of public open space”
  • Adverts are placed in the local newspaper for two consecutive weeks
  • The “disposal” in this case is the need to underpin an operational Leisure Management Contract with a leasehold of the land and buildings needed to deliver the operational management in accordance with the contract.

This page was last updated on Thursday 31 August 2017

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