A year ago we raised the issue of Camden only providing a new swimming pool of the length of 25 meters plus a small hot tub pool. There clearly was no space, or maybe there was but a lack of imagination? Funny when you see this photo of the rear of 5 Pancras Square, where currently the foundations of a new building are being dug.
Examine the photo below taken this morning. It is precisely in that basement that one could have created a longer, more meaningful leisure facility with a bit of will and creative thought, possibly connecting 5 Pancras Square with the new building for the purpose. I do not think the owners of the building would have said no, if they would have been given free access to that facility. Granary Square and the basketball court in honour, a big public sport facility would have set a legacy here for decades to come and for 10.000s of people.
It is not too late though, there are more buildings to be constructed, and maybe Argent and its partners can imagine to connect two basements for a more generously spaced sport facility, and maybe, even Islington and Camden could unite budgets for once, to support it, as all their facilities are already managed by the same sport facility group (Better). Up your game to provide facilities that can be used properly by aspiring athletes and you can attract further support and finance from bodies like Sport England, the Lottery a.o.
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