Leisure centre project adds underfloor heating
A new waterfront-based leisure centre in Helensburgh, Scotland is currently installing underfloor heating, along with many other internal works, as part of a multi-million-pound project.
The state-of-the-art facility, funded by a significant investment from Argyll and Bute Council, recently celebrated a construction milestone with the grand tradition of a “topping out” ceremony to mark the new centre’s structure and roofing being completed.
The two training and swimming pools have also now been finished and work is progressing internally, with the underfloor heating installation on the facility’s ground floor providing luxury comfort and energy efficiency. Additional tasks underway involve both electrical and mechanical work throughout the premises, including the fitness studios, steam and sauna rooms and dedicated changing village. Work has also begun on the installation of a brand-new lift.
The leisure centre project has an estimated cost of approximately £22 million and is part of a wider council scheme to improve the locale. Other features of the initiative will see improved town defences against flooding, all-new public outdoor meeting areas, parking for coaches and cars and professional landscaping.
Local councillor Gary Mulvaney, lead for major projects and financial services, commented on how the project had helped the community to the Helensburgh Advertiser:
“Building a development on this scale has created local employment opportunities for tradespeople and site workers, apprenticeships and education programmes for young people, and sponsorship for local community groups and organisations.”
The Helensburgh Leisure centre project is currently on track and is expected to open its doors in summer 2022.