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Forest Hill pools Open Day – 22 March and 5 April

Message from Helen Ferguson, Project Manager, Programme manager and Property at LBL:

Willmott Dixon Construction have been on site at Dartmouth Road for just over 2 months and in that time they have made a great start to the programme:

  •  The first few weeks were dedicated to enabling works, which included extending the hoarding line, carrying out remedial works to Louise House, setting up welfare facilities for the staff
  •  We received approval for all pre-commencement conditions from Lewisham Planning Department, which allowed Willmott Dixon to commence building works. 
  •   Construction work began in early February with ground excavation and levelling; using crushed material from the demolition of the pool halls to form a ‘piling mat’, a temporary surface to carry the weight of heavy machinery such as the piling rig.
  • To date Willmott Dixon have excavated and removed approximately 2,500m3 of soil, to be re-used on another site, and are currently carrying out piling works (piling 22 metres below ground level), in preparation for the new building’s foundations.
    We have arranged a drop-in session for all residents as an opportunity to meet the Willmott Dixon team and ask any questions they may have about the construction works. The sessions will take place in Louise House, on 22nd March and 5th April 5-7pm. Please feel free to pass this information onto anyone who might be interested in meeting the team.
I hope you found this update useful, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the project.
Helen Ferguson
t. 020 8314 7074
m. 0754 5737 522

Ground Breaking! Work on new Forest Hill pools starts officially

Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock, Cllr Chris Best Cabinet Member for Community Services and Mark Tant MD of Willmott Dixon Construction

The start of building work on the new Forest Hill pool site was officially marked on 21 February by a ground breaking ceremony carried out by the Lewisham Mayor, Clllr Chris Best and Mark Tant MD of the Willmott Dixon Construction Group.

Willmott Dixon has already commenced work on the new pool and leisure centre in Dartmouth Road at the beginning of January. For more details see: