Wilmott Dixon poised to win £8.9m Dundee community facility tender

Work on a new £13.2 million community facility in Dundee could start as soon as next month if councillors approve an £8.9m tender.

Wilmott Dixon’s bid to build a new multi-use community centre with two games halls, fitness suite, library and community multi-purpose rooms and areas, complete with cafe, is being recommended for approval.

Designed over two storeys, the building in Menzieshill will have a total floor area of around 3100m².

Lynne Short, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, said: “Many of the positive things I have done in my life can be traced back to spending countless happy hours at Menzieshill Community Centre when I was wee.

“Facilities like this don’t just benefit our children for the few hours a day or week that they are there, but for years into the future when the friendships they make, the life lessons they learn and the physical activities they enjoy help to create happy, healthy adults.”

According to a report to be considered by Dundee City Council’s city development committee on Monday, the total projected cost of the new Menzieshill Community Project will be £13.2m when fees, land purchase, furniture, landscaping and other elements are taken into account.

In this contract Willmott Dixon’s sub-contractors’ Robertson Construction and all its sub-contractors will pay the Scottish Living Wage as a minimum to all employees actively employed on the site.

The new community facility is expected to take around a year to build.

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