Sport facilities hit new heights at University of Stirling

The University of Stirling’s £20 million sports facilities redevelopment being built by Morrison Construction has reached another major milestone after work reached its highest point.

Sport facilities hit new heights at University of Stirling

With nearly 5,000 cubic metres of concrete and 260 tonnes of steel now in place, all three levels of the new building, which is due to open in summer 2020, are now set for the next stage of development which will see the installation of a stunning glass-based exterior envelope.

Linking all facilities under one roof, the new building will include purpose-built studios, an innovative fitness suite, three-court sports hall, indoor cycling studio, strength and conditioning area, as well as a new state-of-the-art high-performance suite.

Users of the new building will also benefit from enhanced changing facilities and communal spaces. The National Swimming Academy, National Tennis Academy, sports hall and squash courts will remain in their current form.

Morrison Construction operation’s director, Allan Cunningham, said: “It is wonderful to be here today to celebrate this key project milestone and welcome University of Stirling representatives to site.

“Our experienced team have made excellent progress on this fantastic redevelopment. The completed 260-tonne steel frame has created an outline of the project, allowing the community to appreciate how the sports centre will fit into the Campus once successfully delivered, and the internal works are now progressing.

“As construction continues to progress, we will keep engaging with all community stakeholders.”

University of Stirling director of sport, Cathy Gallagher, said: “This is a fantastic moment for the project and, following the Sports University of the Year accolade, a tremendous time for sport, health and wellbeing at the University of Stirling.

“The new facilities are beginning to take shape and we’re now in a position to visualise how the finished product is going to look. It’s all adding to a real sense of anticipation amongst staff, students and our community members and I’m extremely excited by the possibilities the redevelopment is going to bring in 2020 and beyond.”

The sports facilities redevelopment is part of a programme of investment at the University that will also see the creation of a new three-storey building at the heart of campus, as well as a new courtyard development.

The new sports centre is anticipated to be in operation by summer 2020.

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