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£15m expansion pitched for Inverurie sports centre

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January 31 2018

£15m expansion pitched for Inverurie sports centre
Lippe Architects have come forward with proposals to alter and extend Inverurie’s Garioch Sports Centre; including an all-weather stadium, enlarged gym, youth hub and daycare centre.

Opened in 1996 the facility had fallen behind the demands placed on it by the towns expansion, prompting a re-think of the facilities and accommodation on offer to the tune of £15m worth of improvements.

Detailing their approach Lippe Architects wrote: “Access to the existing building is from reception through a glazed sports bridge linking the modern 21st century building to the existing 20th century building.  The external design of the building is modern with clean lines and form developed with a play on the mono pitched roof and varying heights and overhangs.
 
“Each entrance to the building is framed by a powder coated box which helps signify the entrance.”

Three indoor tennis courts overseen by Judy Murray will also be included in the mix.
A 'sports square' takes pride of place at the centre of the development
A 'sports square' takes pride of place at the centre of the development

5 Comments

CM
#1 Posted by CM on 31 Jan 2018 at 15:32 PM
I know a sports centre, is well... a sports centre. But this proposal is just embarrassing.
Big Chanterelle
#2 Posted by Big Chanterelle on 31 Jan 2018 at 17:46 PM
#1 It's Wullie Lippe Architects; what else do you expect from the Inverurie Mafia who rival HFM in woeful excuses of Architecture? Oh well. Welcome to Aberdeenshire, almost the Oil Capital of Europe.
Incredulous
#3 Posted by Incredulous on 31 Jan 2018 at 18:57 PM
Oooft. Anybody from WLA ever been out of Inverurie..... or ever been on-line....or read an architecture book...
MR
#4 Posted by MR on 1 Feb 2018 at 12:29 PM
Wow.... Glulam beams..... haud me back!
Cateran
#5 Posted by Cateran on 1 Feb 2018 at 21:47 PM
Just going by those illustrations, I've seen much, much worse. Anyone ever been to Lochgilphead?

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