Leisure centre opens

By Natalie Vincent

Lambeth's latest public leisure facility, Vauxhall Leisure Centre, is now open to the public.

A partnership between Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) and Lambeth Council, the new facility is located within Atlas building on South Lambeth Road and features a 100-station gym, a dedicated functional training and strength area, three studios – including a 23-station virtual group cycle studio and two versatile studio spaces for group classes.

The centre also includes a three-lane 25m swimming pool, suitable for casual lane swimming, as well as lessons through the Better Swim School.

Simon Sen, regional director at GLL said: “We are proud to launch this new addition to our partnership with Lambeth Council, giving local people access to another outstanding public leisure facility.

"As a social enterprise, we are committed to providing affordable, accessible leisure services throughout the communities that we serve, to get more people more active, more often."

Sonia Winifred, cabinet member for culture and equalities, said: "The opening of this leisure centre in Vauxhall gives people in the north of our borough new opportunities to exercise, swim, socialise and keep fit. It adds to the leisure centres offer we already have in Brixton, Clapham, Streatham and West Norwood."

The centre offers concessionary prices to those receiving disability benefits, 16- to 19-year-old school students, over-60s and the unemployed.