New facilities moving into Centre Court as redevelopment proceeds
The retractable roof and central courtyard proposed for Centre Court Shopping Centre
A new swimming pool will soon be opening at Wimbledon's Centre Court Shopping Centre as part of a fitness and health club that will also feature a spa, gym and cafe.
Third Space will be opening a 42,000 sq ft "fitness and wellness" club in the town centre shopping centre in 2023.
It already has seven "luxury health clubs" in central London, and Third Space Wimbledon will feature multi-purpose studios, a 25-metre swimming pool, plunge pool, a wet spa and natural fitness food cafe.
Centre Court owners Romulus, which acquired the shopping centre in 2021, says it is committed to transforming the arcade into a lively, open space to meet friends, family and colleagues to shop, relax, work, eat and drink or exercise.
As well as the new health club, it has announced that 'Golf Grove' - a golf simulator, bar and centre for golf lessons will be moving into Centre Court next year.
Co-working provider Huddle, owned by Romulus themselves, is also joining the Centre Court community. They offer co-working and flexible workplaces for start-ups and growing businesses.
Since buying Centre Court, the management team at Romulus has moved in-house, an NHS testing and vaccination hub has opened on the first floor, local artists have showcased their work and new pop-ups have been operating in the Queen's Road market.
To brighten up the entrances to Centre Court from Broadway, a new umbrella art installation has been installed and will have its colours changing throughout the year.
Romulus hopes its measures will significantly increase footfall at the centre which is currently half empty. It has suffered since the closure of anchor store Debenhams in January 2020.
Romulus is also planning to re-structure the centre, and earlier this year started construction works in the courtyard of Centre Court and on a new Queen's Road entrance. Demolition and structural modifications are creating a new and enlarged structural opening for a sliding rooflight. These works are set for completion this winter.
To find out more about the overall redevelopment scheme, you can visit The Future of Centre Court. Romulus are also seeking feedback on their plans, and you can email them by using firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pool planned for Wimbledon's Centre Court shopping centre
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September 26, 2022