THE final steel beam for the new Platinum Jubilee Leisure Centre in West Drayton was installed this week.

Hillingdon Council leader Cllr Ian Edwards was joined by the deputy leader Cllr Jonathan Bianco and the Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, Cllr Eddie Lavery, for a topping-out ceremony.

The leisure centre, on the corner of Harmondsworth Road and Rowlheys Place, will serve the people of Yiewsley and West Drayton.

Building work is being undertaken by Buckingham Group Contracting, who started work last Spring.

The centre will feature a 25-metre swimming pool, training pool, splash-zone, gym and health suite, soft play, youth and community hub, a café and even a rooftop 3G football pitch.

Residents were consulted on the plans in 2019 and their feedback has been incorporated into the design where possible. The centre is expected to be complete in the summer of 2024.