Islington plaque to be unveiled to Sir Michael Sobell

THE man whose generosity helped to build Islington s Sobell Leisure Centre is being honoured with a lasting tribute.

THE man whose generosity helped to build Islington's Sobell Leisure Centre is being honoured with a lasting tribute.

Businessman and philanthropist Sir Michael Sobell donated �1.1million towards the costs of the centre in Hornsey Road, Holloway, which was built in 1973.

Around half a million visitors use the centre's ice rink, sports hall, squash courts, gym and exercise classes each year.

Now Islington Council, which is currently investing �1.7 million into repairs and upgrades of the much-loved sports facility, is paying tribute to Sir Michael's legacy.

A plaque commemorating the original gift will be unveiled at the leisure centre at 2.30pm on Tuesday (7).