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Starting gun fired for Moray Sports Centre

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June 28 2017

Starting gun fired for Moray Sports Centre
Moray Council have fired the starting gun on a £12m sports centre after planners gave their blessing to designs drawn up by Halliday Fraser Munro for agricultural land to the south of Elgin.

Backed by Moray Sports Foundation the 12-acre hub will sit at the heart of a 2,500-home community planned by Springfield Properties, offering a range of facilities including a gymnastics hall, tennis and basketball courts.

In their design statement the architects observed: “Feature curved walls at the main entrance draw visitors into the foyer space at the heart of the building. This main space functions as a social dining and relaxing space which changes in nature as it progresses from the public face of the main entrance to the private space of the adult lounge.  The main gym halls are located either side of the main foyer space with good visual links created between.  

“Within the main foyer space a welcoming coffee bar which could be self-service or partially staffed allows a quick pick up of a takeout drink or a more relaxing coffee and cake. Conveniently adjacent to this is the childrens soft play area and parents area which is separated from the main space with glazed screens allowing visual connection. The foyer space progresses through to an informal bar area with soft seating and visual linkages.”

Work on the cedar timber and white metal clad sports centre is expected to get underway shortly for completion by early 2019.
Moray Sports Centre will be clad in cedar timber and white metal
Moray Sports Centre will be clad in cedar timber and white metal
The centre will double as a community hub for the new housing development
The centre will double as a community hub for the new housing development

3 Comments

StyleCouncil
#1 Posted by StyleCouncil on 28 Jun 2017 at 15:51 PM
The partially staffed but welcoming coffee bar in the foyer appears to be the only semi-positive feature...another scheme to wince at.
nomoregrey
#2 Posted by nomoregrey on 29 Jun 2017 at 18:39 PM
The thing is, this probably win "coveted" award for "The nations best community centre South of the Lossie but still within the Royal Burgh of Elgin award" and HFM will get press from it
Malky tucker
#3 Posted by Malky tucker on 30 Jun 2017 at 10:01 AM
@nomoregrey hit the nail on the head

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