Opened in 2013, the centre includes an 8 lane 25m competition pool, a teaching/learner pool, spectator seating, mobile floors for both pools and disabled lift with full access to the main pool. It also provides fitness and health suites, studios and associated changing rooms.
The exterior façade is clad in 1400 individual glass panels that were developed in conjunction with local artist Phil Coy.
In February 2014 The Glass Mill was awarded the Best Built Project – Community Scale Scheme in the London Planning Awards 2013/14. It was also listed as one of the four best buildings completed in London in 2013/2014.
“LA architects performed design services for this project demonstrating a wealth of experience with strengths in consultation and in particular accessibility. LA were keen to listen and investigate stakeholder requirements and strived to achieve quality in all aspects of the building design. The Council and the users of Glass Mill Leisure Centre are hugely satisfied with the building that is operating above expectation. This is testament to LA architects work and commitment to the project.”Matthew Eady - Head of Estates Management, LB of Lewisham