The Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre was officially opened last week by British Paralympian and TV presenter Ade Adepitan and Eva Loeffler, daughter of Sir Ludwig Guttmann, who unveiled a commemorative plaque in his honour.

More than 100 people attended the event which included a presentation by architect Mark Rowe, guided tours, and information regarding the health and wellbeing services that are available in the local community.

Ade Adepitan said: “It was a privilege to be invited to open the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre, named in honour of the founding father of the Paralympic games movement. I was brought up in Newham, so I am delighted that this building has been transformed from an Olympic centre into a community health centre for everyone to use.”

The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales said: “This first class facility is an example of how our vision to achieve a true legacy from the 2012 Games can become reality. The dedication of all the local partners involved shows the commitment we all have in this borough to make improvements for the benefit of local people. The host of services that will operate in this centre recognises that it is a wide range of factors that have the potential for making the biggest difference to people’s lives. The Sir Ludwig Guttmann Centre supports our vision for a healthy community.”