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BRITANNIA LEISURE CENTRE

Crossrail 2 has thrown a spanner in the works of the council’s home-building as part of the £384million Britannia Leisure Centre redevelopment project.

Hoxton’s Britannia Leisure Centre will reopen tomorrow after a fire closed it for 10 days – but the health suite that went up in flames will remain closed.

Users of Hoxton’s Britannia Leisure Centre “repeatedly” raised concerns about an overheating sauna months before the fire that has closed it for “weeks”.

The Britannia Leisure Centre in Hoxton was evacuated tonight after a fire broke out in the sauna.

Hackney’s flagship school building programme has been partially scrapped, as the council announced it will not build a new secondary school on the site of Benthal Primary.

There is no hiding from the fact that the next four weeks up until and immediately after the solstice is my least favourite time of the year to be outdoors in the city, writes Will McCallum, NatureWatch, Newington Green.

Sadiq Khan has rubber stamped Hackney Council’s £384million Britannia Leisure Centre redevelopment project, effectively ending campaigners’ hopes of stopping the work.

Last night, the Britannia Development Scheme was due before the planning committee, writes Pat Turnbull, Save Britannia Leisure Centre.

Placard-bearing protesters gathered on the steps of Hackney Town Hall as the £384million Britannia Leisure Centre redevelopment project was waved through by planners.

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