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Following a serious fire on September 25th 2018, Islington Council and GLL quickly reinstated the Health and Fitness Facilities at Highbury Leisure Centre.

The re-opening of the pools is the focus of a three phase full recovery programme which we intend to complete by 2021.

Phase One: Making the site safe for essential structural assessments to take place, as well as future construction work.

Phase Two: Summer 2019 works to clear the pool hall and pool tanks and the damaged changing facilities.

Phase Three: From early 2020, we will commence reinstatement. In preparation for this, we have been working with Islington Council to identify contractors for the design and build.

We will regularly review the rebuilding programme and ensure there is clear communication to customers and residents on the progress - including any unforeseen delays caused by factors beyond our control.

We would like to thank everyone again for their continued patience as we push ahead with the reinstatement of the pools at Highbury Leisure Centre.