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Bam Construction to build £22m leisure centre

Bam Construction has won a contract to build a £22m leisure centre in West Scotland.

The contractor was selected by public private development organisation hub West Scotland on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council to deliver the new centre, which will be located in Clydebank’s Queen’s Quay.

The new facility was designed by architects Kennedy FitzGerald and will replace the existing Play Drome Leisure Centre.

It will include a 25m swimming pool, a leisure pool and flume, as well as a dance studio and multi-purpose sports hall and with retractable seating.

Work has already begun on the new four-storey centre and is expected to be completed in early 2017.

The development of the centre is part of a strategy by hub West Scotland in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council to regenerate the town of Clydebank.

Bam Construction regional director Doug Keillor said: “This is something of a return visit for us as we are sitting on the doorstep of Clydebank College which we completed in 2007 and which really started the regeneration of this area.

“We were selected for our strong track record in delivering this type of project but this is a challenging site as we are virtually in the river and it’s a complex and futuristic design, so we won’t be resting on our laurels.”

Council leader Martin Rooney said: “Clydebank has a proud sporting history and this centre is going to hone the next generation of sporting talent. 

“It marks the start of a new chapter for Queen’s Quay and I think we are all excited to welcome the first of our residents to the new centre in 2017.”

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