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spOrt Olympic legacy plans revealed peTe Hayman

Sport England and Hugh Robertson, the minister for sport and the Olympics, have unveiled plans to establish a ‘mass participation legacy’ from the 2012 Games. Launched under the Places

People Play banner, the £135m scheme is to benefit from the government’s plans to restruc- ture the allocation of National Lottery funding post-2012. Sport England will deliver

the initiative in partnership with the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association. Places People Play will help upgrade up to

1,000 sports facilities in the UK; to invest in new multi-sport facilities; and to protect and improve hundreds of playing fields. Te scheme will also fund the recruitment and training of 40,000 sports leaders to lead

Te multi-agency initiative aims to help drive up participation in sport

grassroots participation, along with two cam- paigns – Gold Challenge and Sportivate. Gold Challenge aims to provide everyone

with the opportunity to take part in a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports, while also raising money for charity.

Tottenham Hotspur scheme receives mayoral A new 56,250-seat venue is at the heart of the

peTe Hayman

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s (THFC) plans for the £450m redevelopment of its White Hart Lane stadium in North London has received the green light from London mayor Boris Johnson.

Northumberland Development Project pro- posals, although the Premier League club is still in contention to take over the running of East London’s Olympic Stadium following the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Willmott Dixon to build Forest Hill facility peTe Hayman

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Lewisham Council to deliver a new lei- sure centre in Forest Hill, South London. Work is due to commence

on the Roberts Limbrick Architects-designed facility in January, which will replace the existing Forest Hill Pools and feature a 25m main pool. A 16.7m learner pool; a fit-

ness gym; two studios; and a community room also form part of the plans – the fourth leisure scheme approved by the council in recent years. Te Victorian facade of Forest Hill Pools will

be retained as part of the development, which will also include a “pocket park” and is due for completion by the end of 2012.

Read Leisure Opportunities online: Te Victorian facade will be retained as part of the Forest Hill scheme Willmott Dixon managing director Mark

Tant said: “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to create a fantastic new pool in Forest Hill.”

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