Scotland’s first Passivhaus swimming pool granted planning approval
Architects at Holmes Miller said they are “delighted” to have gained planning permission for Blairgowrie Recreation Centre, Scotland’s first Passivhaus swimming pool and leisure centre.
The development was granted planning approval by Perth & Kinross Council yesterday.
The project comprises the design and construction of a new recreation centre to deliver the physical education curriculum for Blairgowrie High school while also providing leisure facilities for use by the local community.
The new centre will deliver a large sports hall and a smaller hall/gymnasium, a six-lane swimming pool, fitness room, dance studio and changing facilities, as well as other ancillary spaces and an external all-weather pitch.
To be delivered by development partner hub East Central Scotland, it is one of few UK sports hubs pioneering efficiency through a reduction in energy requirements, and only the second swimming pool in the UK to be built to Passivhaus standards, setting a benchmark to a greener, healthier lifestyle.
The practice said: “Holmes Miller is delighted to reach this milestone and look forward to delivering Perth & Kinross Council’s vision in working towards carbon zero.”
It is anticipated currently that the project will take around four years to complete, subject to the full programme being developed and background works conducted including site investigations and surveys.
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