The construction of sports facilities at the University of Stirling have entered a new phase following the completion of a steel and concrete frame structure, leaving the addition of a glass exterior as the only major exterior works that remain.
The project has cost a sum of £20M and has been carried out by the contractor company Morrison Construction, with completion of the development in its entirety scheduled for the summer of 2020.
The facility will feature purpose-built studios, an innovative fitness suite, a three-court sports hall, an indoor cycling studio, a strength and conditioning area, a new state-of-the-art high performance suite, enhanced changing facilities, and communal spaces.
The Operation Director at Morrison Construction, Allan Cunningham stated: ‘‘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.’’
This investment in the new facility arrives after the University of Stirling was recently awarded the title of ‘UK Sports University of the Year’ in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2020.
The University of Stirling Director of Sport, Cathy Gallagher added: “This is 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 are 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 am extremely excited by the possibilities the redevelopment is going to bring in 2020 and beyond.”
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