All council sport and leisure centres will be closed to start next month as they undergo a “major overhaul.”

Greenwich Leisure Limited was awarded the new 20-year contract to run the facilities last year and March 1 will be the first day the new contract starts.

The centres will be shut so that GLL can rebrand the buildings and carry out “essential redecoration.”

During the contract, GLL is planning on bringing “new state-of-the-art gym and group exercise equipment” to the gyms in Thornton Heath while also developing outdoor tennis hubs and activities.