National Performance Centre for Sport gets underway
April 15 2015National Performance Centre for Sport, a £33m facility for both professional athletes and the wider public.
Oriam (Gaelic for gold) will include a mixture of grass and synthetic indoor and outdoor pitches as well as a conditioning suite, medical centre as well as a hydrotherapy pool and fitness studios.
Minister for sport Jamie Hepburn commented: “I am delighted to be part of the ground breaking ceremony at Scotland’s new Sports Performance Centre. This multi-sport facility will equip Scotland’s top athletes with the necessary resources to compete on an international level, as well as inspire generations to come.
“This is another excellent example of the legacy of the Commonwealth Games. There is already a significant Games legacy embedded in Scotland, and initiatives such as this will mean our sports men and women of today and tomorrow will continue to benefit from the Games.”
The Bowmer & Kirkland built centre which will become operational in summer 2016.
Five outdoor natural football and two rugby pitches will be offered, as well as a twelve court sports hall; a full size indoor 3G pitch; a cafe and a fitness suite
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