Twelve months after Westminster Council closed the Jubilee Sports Centre in Caird Street, Queen’s Park, the building remains boarded up and derelict.
Queen’s Park Labour Councillors have made repeated calls on the Council and their development partner, EcoWorld, to start work on redeveloping the derelict building for new homes.
“This is affecting the quality of life for those of us who are confronted with it every time we step out, and what it is doing to our view of the Council’s commitment to the electorate.”
“I do feel its regeneration would help with some of the issues in our area and I was hoping to see work start in Spring as the Council promised. We’re now well into Summer and nothing seems to have begun. The centre is looking quite run down now. “
Labour Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, who has asked the Council for a start date at the last two Council meetings, said:
“We call on Westminster City Council and their development partner EcoWorld to make an immediate start on the redevelopment of the former Jubilee Sports Centre in Caird Street which has now been closed for over 12 months, was occupied by squatters and is becoming increasingly dilapidated and a blight on the local environment.”
“Many residents opposed the closure of the Jubilee Sports Centre but were assured by the City Council that the site would be redeveloped for much needed housing. We call on the Council and EcoWorld to keep their promises and to start work immediately.”