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Glasgow's Xscape sports centre closed by huge ceiling collapse


INVESTIGATORS have sealed off part of a £70 million leisure centre under construction in Scotland as part of an inquiry into why a ceiling caved in last week.

Tonnes of plaster fell at one of 12 cinemas being built at the Xscape winter sports complex in Braehead, near Glasgow.

A Health and Safety Executive spokesman said: 'We have had inspectors on site every day. No work is being done in the cinemas as a precaution.

We're checking to see if all the ceilings are okay. The investigation is continuing and we are working with the contractors.' Laing O'Rourke is main contractor but it is understood the firm had handed over work on the cinemas to fit-out contractor GF Holding.

Centre operator X-Leisure wants to open the whole complex on April 6.

A spokeswoman said it still plans to complete the scheme by early next month but added: 'Until we have the outcome of this investigation we are unable to give further detail.'