Consultation about Sobell leisure centre

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A message from The islington Sobell community organisations

Islington Council has launched a public consultation on its long-term vision for the Sobell Leisure Centre – and we’re asking for your help to ensure as many people as possible take part. 

Back in August 2022, a devastating flood destroyed the entire ground floor of the centre, including the trampoline park, soft play, ice rink, squash courts, and sports hall, which have all been written off. Now, as part of our commitment to creating a more equal borough, where everyone can enjoy the physical, mental, and social benefits of physical activity, the council is looking to reimagine the facilities on offer so that the centre appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds. These could include: 

  • Installing a new active zone, which will include high energy activities and challenges for people of all ages. This would link with the already-popular trampoline park
  • Creating a new baby and toddler zone within the active zone, alongside a “junior” section
  • Building a “ninja warrior” style inflatable and trampoline zone, also within the active zone, for older children and teenagers
  • Upgrading the squash courts and gym
  • Creating a new, welcoming café area, with seating

Alongside our leisure provider GLL, we want to hear feedback from local people on these proposals, and our proposal to not reinstate the centre’s ice rink. Our public consultation launches today, Friday, 26 May, and runs until Friday, 7 July. So that we hear from as many as people as possible, we ask that that you promote the consultation to your service users: