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BAM to build Clydebank sports centre

25 Aug 15 BAM Construction has been selected to build a £22m leisure centre on Clydebank’s Queen’s Quay.

The new leisure centre has been designed by architect Kennedy Fitzgerald Associates
The new leisure centre has been designed by architect Kennedy Fitzgerald Associates

The contractor was appointed by hub West Scotland on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council.

The development is part of the council’s regeneration plan for what was once the heart of Clydebank’s shipbuilding industry.

Work has already started on the new four-storey building. Once completed in early 2017, it will replace the ageing Play Drome on Abbotsford Road.

Designed by architect Kennedy Fitzgerald Associates, the new leisure centre will have a 25-metre swimming pool, teaching pool, leisure pool with waves and flume; changing facilities, a café, multi-purpose sports hall with retractable seating, fitness suite and a dance studio.

BAM Construction regional director Doug Keillor said: “This is something of a return visit for us as we are sitting on the doorstep of Clydebank College which we completed in 2007 and which really started the regeneration of this area. We were selected for our strong track record in delivering this type of project but this is a challenging site as we are virtually in the river and it’s a complex and futuristic design, so we won’t be resting on our laurels.”

Council leader Martin Rooney added: “Clydebank has a proud sporting history and this centre is going to hone the next generation of sporting talent. It marks the start of a new chapter for Queen’s Quay and I think we are all excited to welcome the first of our residents to the new centre in 2017.”

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