A shiny new leisure centre is on track to be completed next month in Croydon, following two years of delays.

An opening date for New Addington Leisure Centre has not yet been announced but Croydon Council has confirmed that work will be finished in January.

It is expected to be up and running by spring 2020.

The new centre in Central Parade was originally supposed to be completed back in 2018.

The set back was because of unexpected issues with a Thames Water soak away tank.

Pictures from the inside of the leisure centre posted on Twitter by handrail specialists BA Systems, show things coming together.

They include images of the swimming pool and viewing platforms looking like they are nearly ready to go.

The modern building will include a 25-metre, six-lane main swimming pool and a learning pool, a fitness suite, sports halls and multi-purpose activity studio.

Plans for the new centre were approved back in 2016 and since then the cost of the project has risen £8 million to £25 million.

There will also be community space at the new development, including two halls with capacity for 300 people, with a kitchen, bar, and storage rooms.

The project also includes the building of eight new homes which will front onto Chertsey Crescent.

Earlier this year, Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport said: “This stunning new leisure development will make a huge difference to our local community here in New Addington, with modern facilities that everyone can enjoy and use to stay healthy.”