Name proposed for new leisure centre in Craigavon
The £35 million development has been known as South Lake Leisure Centre but DUP party group leader, Councillor Mark Baxter feels this proposal is a fitting way to honour both the jewel in the council’s crown and the centenary of Northern Ireland.
“Our country celebrates a great milestone on the May 21 next year, our 100th anniversary as a nation within the United Kingdom,” said Cllr Baxter.
“Given the current economic situation, as a party we have discussed a fitting and inexpensive way to mark this significant anniversary.
“At Council’s next monthly meeting we will propose that Council officially name the new leisure centre in Craigavon at the south lake as the ‘Centenary Leisure Centre’.
“No official name had ever been discussed until this week so we feel it’s very timely.
“This is an iconic building within our borough and indeed will be the most modern centre within Northern Ireland, we all look forward to the grand opening which will be a very welcome investment to the area.”
The centre had been due to open in August of this year but this has been delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown.