Brockley Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool

Lewisham Council has launched a naming competition for the new leisure centre and swimming pool being built at Loampit Vale. They say:

The flagship leisure centre is due to open to the public in the first half of 2013. One of the UK’s leading specialist architects, LA Architects, is leading on the design while local artist Phil Coy is working on plans for the façade to be used as an art installation.

Work on the new leisure centre is progressing well and, as it begins to take shape, the Council is starting to thinking about what to name it.

The Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, said:  “The building will take pride of place in our plans for the regeneration of Lewisham town centre and the design is intended to complement and enhance the river and social space running through Cornmill Gardens.

“The façade of the building will be a cascade of colour and light and we want the name to reflect the vibrancy and energy that the building will introduce to the area.  The new facility will provide a real focal point for residents, somewhere they can meet and socialise as well as experience first-class leisure facilities.

“Ideally we’d like to give the centre a name that reflects the new spirit of regeneration and that encapsulates the social nature of the centre.  Of course, we can think of our own name but Lewisham is home to so many creative people that it would be a waste of talent not to tap into that.”

The centre will include an eight lane competition pool with a moveable floor at the deep end to allow additional water area for teaching, a
 teaching pool, two dance/exercise/aerobics studios, a fitness suite with 100 stations, a health spa, a climbing wall, a creche and a cafe.
Ideas for naming the centre, together with a short explanation for your choice of name, can be emailed to

If they want this thing to be a hit, then the right name seems obvious to Brockley Central, but what are your suggestions?