This was carried in the Guardian newspaper 2 years ago
WALTHAM Forest Pool & Track will be partially demolished under plans to regenerate the empty Arcade site in Walthamstow.
The pool at the Chingford Road will be replaced by a new facility at the Arcade site, on the corner of Hoe Street and High Street.
It is believed the track may remain on the site, which will become part of a larger development.
Cllr Terry Wheeler, the council’s cabinet member for enterprise, said: “The pool is coming towards the end of its life, it makes no sound economic sense to try and modernise it.” He added that it is too early to say exactly what will happen to the pool and track site but surrounding land, including land at George Monoux college, may also be developed.
The news comes as Arcade site developer St Modwen PLC announced a £50m loss for the last financial year, compared to a profit of £93.7m just two years ago.
Artical relating to the closure of the pool and track March 2009 and it becoming part of the Arcade development
Article relating to denial of the pool and track having anything to do with walthamstow stadium development september 2010
Article relating to the 1.7million deal that could be done via Stadium