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Work gets underway on £22m Clydebank Leisure Centre

August 25 2015

Work gets underway on £22m Clydebank Leisure Centre
Construction work has begun on a £22m Clydebank Leisure Centre after BAM were appointed by hub West Scotland to deliver the waterfront facility.

Incorporating a 25m pool, sports hall, café and gym the Kennedy Fitzgerald Associates designed build will be located on Queens Quay, replacing the outdated Play Drome on Abbotsford Road.

Doug Keillor, regional director at BAM Construction, commented: “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.”

Delivered on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council the leisure centre promises to deliver an interactive flume ride with embedded touch point lights offering bathers the chance to compete for points on their descent.

The new pool is scheduled to open in 2017.


#1 Posted by wonky on 25 Aug 2015 at 10:54 AM
Good to read positive news for Clydebank, as it's a town that drastically needs it ( as to others in Scotland I may add). I know 'culture' has become another 'industry' buy why to all our cultural-leisure structures have to resemble post-modern factories or vast waste disposal units? In saying that: the aesthetic dimension has to weighed against the upside of an "interactive flume ride with embedded touch point lights offering bathers the chance to compete for points on their descent". Where's ma trunks! Oh...goggles! You have to love the subsumption of all socio-cultural activity into the competitive structures of monopoly capital...even a flume ride with the kids becomes an opportunity for competition! Nice yin-yang relationship going on there: leisure-soft-for service sector pansies versus leisure freetime as extension of corporate competitiveness enacted with the confines of a long wonky plastic chute. Genius.
M is for Mungo
#2 Posted by M is for Mungo on 25 Aug 2015 at 13:05 PM
A Local Pleb
#3 Posted by A Local Pleb on 25 Aug 2015 at 14:28 PM
#1 bumped your head off the pool bottom?
Rem Koolbag
#4 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 25 Aug 2015 at 14:44 PM
I think I did - my vision is extremely skewed looking at that perspective....
#5 Posted by Alan on 26 Aug 2015 at 22:38 PM
I know the existing leisure facility (The Playdrome) needs replacing. Problem with this solution is that it doesn't incorporate everything that the previous centre provided.

Why can't they come up with something like 'The Peak' in Stirling?

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