Plans have surfaced for a “major” £35M housing and leisure centre project in West Wickham.

Bromley Council has earmarked West Wickham Leisure Centre and library for major redevelopment.

The current facilities are “outdated” and would cost more than £1M to bring up to standard.

Now the council is considering building a new gym, complete with a 25-metre pool, along with a new library.

The current library would be turned into flats, and there also are plans for flats at the site of the modernised leisure centre.

West Wickham councillor Nicholas Bennett said the plans were exciting, despite it being early on.

He said: “We have been working towards getting a new leisure centre for many years.

“The current centre is 50-years old and it is not able to be made into a modern standard.

“It is really exciting for West Wickham, it is a major development. It is in the indicative stage at the moment, and it all has to go through planning and consultations, but it is really exciting.”

According to council documents, the total cost of the scheme is £35.9m – with the developer carrying all the costs bar £1.3m.

If these plans got the go ahead, the current leisure centre site would be redeveloped to include the relocated library, a gym, an underground car park and a four storey block of flats.

Room for a fitness studio and a cafe has also been included in the draft.

The existing library would be turned into a four storey block of 18 flats.

Councillor Bennett said: “The houses would make a positive impact to the housing problems we have – and would be located in a good location close to the station. It’s win win.”