Holloway leisure centre set for £1.4mil facelift

Cllr Janet Burgess and some young gymnasts outside the Sobell Centre

Cllr Janet Burgess and some young gymnasts outside the Sobell Centre - Credit: Archant

A leisure centre is set for a £1.4 million facelift.

The Sobell Centre in Hornsey Road, Holloway, will get brand new floodlit football pitches, a new boxing gym and a bigger fitness centre.

It was the training centre for volleyball teams during the 2012 Olympics and Islington Council hope the refurbishment will encourage people to keep fit with low-cost activities.

The first stage – the football pitches – should be finished by August.

Damien Swan, manager of the centre, said: “Providing space for our popular football bookings will free up the sports hall for other activities and will increase the amount of people who can access these great facilities.”


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Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington Council’s executive member for health and wellbeing, said: “Improving the health and wellbeing of our residents is a council priority. I’m delighted we are able to make this investment to offer facilities for local people at an affordable price.”

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