A new "new state-of-the-art" changing room at Barn Elms is nearing completion.

The new pavilion has been handed over to Wandsworth Council by Tideway, the company building London’s new super sewer, and has been described as a "modern replacement for the previous changing facilities - offering visitors bigger and better gym space plus a new café."

Part of the site at Barn Elms is being used for construction of the 25km tunnel, which will help tackle sewage overflowing into the River Thames.

With construction now complete the next stages of the project will involve fitting out the café and landscaping around the building’s perimeter. But the gym and changing rooms are now open to the public.

The council's spokesman on sport and leisure Cllr Steffi Sutters said: "Barn Elms is a superb sports venue with really excellent facilities.

"I’m delighted that this new state-of-the-art changing room complex is now open to the public.

"Offering first class facilities can only help to encourage more people, especially younger people, to get involved in sports and hopefully spur them on to become the sports and Olympic stars of the future.”