Work complete on £3m Thurso leisure centre upgrade

Thurso Leisure CentreWork on a £3 million leisure centre refurbishment project in the Highlands is now complete.

The scheme at Thurso Leisure Centre was carried out by Pick Everard, Leslie Hutt Architects and O’Brien Construction on behalf of the local authority.

The facility includes a new reception area and changing village, as well as a refreshed multi-purpose studio. The swimming pool has undergone a complete refurbishment and has been fully retiled, with a new sauna and steam room installed.

Pick Everard provided mechanical and electrical (M&E) building services design to assist the council in reducing running costs and bringing the 50-year-old building back to life.

Doug Soutar, director at Pick Everard, said: “This was a complicated refurbishment which was carried out on a phased basis so that the leisure centre could remain in use.

“We incorporated new energy efficient mechanical and electrical services, including a biomass boiler. Our designs integrate an energy efficient ventilation system that is expected to save approximately 10% on revenue costs, and we have also used LED lighting throughout the centre, saving the council around 20 to 30% on the existing lighting energy costs.”

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