Glass Mill, Lewisham’s £20 million flagship leisure centre located on Loampit Vale, will open to the public on Monday 10 June.
Glass Mill was built as a replacement for Ladywell Leisure Centre, which will close after Sunday 9 June.
The new centre will offer a range of the most up-to-date facilities and equipment. As well as a regional competition-standard 8-lane swimming pool with seating for 300 spectators, there will be a 20m training pool, a 100-station gym, a climbing wall, a crèche and two studios offering a programme of classes.
Users of the leisure centre will also be able to pamper themselves in a health suite with treatment rooms and sauna, steam and ‘ice’ rooms.
There is separate male and female changing area as well as specific areas for families and people with disabilities. The centre is fully accessible and includes moveable floors in both pools, changing cubicles with wheelchair access and signage suitable for the visually impaired.
A key feature of the building is the stunning display of over 1,800 coloured tiles, designed by artist Phil Coy, that form the façade and carry through into a rainbow of light in the various parts of the centre. Glass Mill’s exterior also includes a lighting display that changes in line with the surrounding soundscape.
For those who get hungry after a workout, a full menu of delicious food and refreshing drinks will be on offer throughout the day at the Rhubarb and Custard Café. Items served by Rhubarb and Custard will include gourmet burgers, healthy salads, coffee and homemade cakes, and a children’s menu. Rhubarb and Custard already has a loyal following in its local neighbourhood of Lee and also operates the café at Wavelengths Leisure Centre in Deptford.
Glass Mill’s opening hours will be 6.30am-10pm on weekdays and 7am-6pm on weekends and Bank Holidays. Rhubarb and Custard Café, located in Glass Mill’s foyer, will operate the same hours.
For enquiries about membership options, or the full range of facilities and classes which Glass Mill will offer, call Fusion Lifestyle on 020 8463 9600.
The centre has been designed by leisure specialists LA Architects and will be operated by Fusion Lifestyle on behalf of Lewisham Council.