Work starts on Aberdeenshire leisure facilities

Myrus Sports centreFMP Construction has started work to develop new leisure facilities in Aberdeenshire.

The local authority is investing £12.7 million across leisure, sports and community facilities in Banff and Macduff.

Working with Farrans, FMP will create a new pavilion and football pitches in Macduff at the Myrus Pavilion.

The football pitches will be retained in the short term during the construction period. The existing pitch will be shortened and fencing installed as a temporary measure.

Demolition of the existing pavilion and formation of the all-weather pitch will begin next summer.

The project is expected to be completed in September 2016.

banff academyThe works in Banff will provide indoor and outdoor sports and community facilities at Banff Academy. The new centre will include community and office areas and viewing galleries for the sports hall and squash courts, as well as an outdoor terrace, car parking and landscaping.

New football pitches will be created, along with running and cycling tracks, upgraded tennis courts, a refurbishment of the PE department and swimming pool.

The existing pavilion at Canal Park, Banff will also be refurbished.

Raymond Millar, director at Farrans, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded our second opportunity with Aberdeenshire Council, through its capital plan of works contractor’s procurement framework. We have significant experience in the leisure, and education sectors, and understand the importance of these facilities to the local communities.

“Our teams are looking forward to working with the Banff and Macduff communities to deliver these projects, using a proven, innovative and best practice approach to the construction phase.”

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