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Edinburgh Council brush up Meadowbank Stadium concept designs

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February 12 2015

 Edinburgh Council brush up Meadowbank Stadium concept designs
Edinburgh City Council has released updated plans for its £43m overhaul of Meadowbank Stadium, transforming the dated venue into a multi-use sports centre.

Drawn up by Reiach & Hall architects the plan would entail demolition of the existing complex to allow sporting provision on the site to be enhanced, together with ancillary services such as a healthcare centre, café and shops.

Practice director Jim Grimley told the Edinburgh Evening News: “Our preliminary design places the new building between the existing outdoor sports arena and London Road which achieves two aims – it maintains the facilities at Meadowbank, whilst enabling the creation of a welcoming building, with a strong civic presence on to London Road.”

Councillors are still seeking to raise the necessary funds for the project to proceed but have committed to carry out a ground survey and prepare a development brief.
A new civic structure will front London Road
A new civic structure will front London Road
Funding is still being sought for the ambitious rebuild
Funding is still being sought for the ambitious rebuild

Planned facilities include indoor and outdoor athletics tracks, synthetic pitches, sports hall, gymnasium and a base for Edinburgh Rugby ahead of its relocation from Murrayfield
Planned facilities include indoor and outdoor athletics tracks, synthetic pitches, sports hall, gymnasium and a base for Edinburgh Rugby ahead of its relocation from Murrayfield

1 Comment

Roddy
#1 Posted by Roddy on 14 Feb 2015 at 03:49 AM
I like the look of this.
Continuing the lightness of touch evident in many of the practice's projects.
Also nice to see the architectural thread manifest in their previous sporting outings like The Aberdeen Sports Village or National Performance Centre.
Commendable given the preponderance of lumbering, over-engineered sports venues in Scotland. A fair few of them given worldwide coverage last summer.

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