Leisure centre shortlisted for award
Published 2 Oct 2012 17:00 8 Comments
THE revamp of the Carnegie Leisure Centre in Dunfermline has reached the shortlist of the Saltire Awards for Civil Engineering.
The Saltire Society Awards, which have been running for more than 30 years, are made annually to recognise excellence in civil engineering in Scotland.
There are seven categories: Project, Design, Construction, Structural, Conservation, Environmentally Sustainable Construction and Small Community Project.
The refurbishment of the Carnegie Leisure Centre involved major structural alterations of internal walls and roof structures.
It included the installation of a new three-storey structure, a new steel tank forming the refurbished training pool and required the use of temporary works arrangements throughout. It has been nominated in the Project category.
The winners in each category and the projects which gain commendations will be announced at an awards ceremony on 1st November at the IMAX Theatre of the Glasgow Science Centre.
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Oct 2, 17:06
This was delivered very late and given Fife Council's history was most likely significantly over budget as well.
Not sure how this could be a potential award winner in any category.
It would have cost a fraction of the money and taken significantly less time if it had been built on a new, or brownfield, site and we could park there as well - anyone who has been to Stirling will appreciate how good their centre is.
Recommend? Yes 11 No 15
Oct 3, 07:47
The new Carnegie Leisure Centre is fantastic & should be championed by the public. It was quite rightly refurbished in a beautiful historic building rather than an out of Town new build. It also brings people into Town which can only be good so i suggest that if you feel Stirling is a better option for yourself ulsterscot, then feel free to drive there any time you want.
Recommend? Yes 11 No 5
Oct 3, 09:22
Oct 3, 11:26
It's not clear what category the project is in the running for, but the end result is a great facility. I think the refurbishment has been sensitively done and sits well with the original architecture. Questions to be answered about the project management, absolutely, but, as kaka30 points out, it's better to have it in the centre of town, where it's easier to access by public transport for those without access to cars than out of town.
Recommend? Yes 6 No 2
Oct 3, 12:42
1st comment is just plain nonsense...
Carnegie Leisure Centre is leagues better than Stirling, if fact any serious swimming, competitions, training, etc, is done at the University facilities. The Carnegie Liesure Centre is more than just a fun pool, and has been the home of many an Olympian over the years and thanks to the refurbishment it will hopefully do so for many years to come.
Also it's high usage is one of the few reasons for people (not just local) to come into town.
Recommend? Yes 7 No 2
Oct 4, 11:17
Oct 5, 17:21
Nice wee positive comment from ulsterscot there....
You actually been in the new leisure centre?
Its better late than never, it is an excellent example of how an old building can be dragged into the 21st century, updated and upgraded. The facilities are second to none, yeah you can pay over the odds for membership of the well known chains of gyms (you know the ones, the ones that have massive car parks but the attendees want to park as close to the door as poss, how ironic eh?) but for sheer value for money it is fantastic.....
PS we ken there's life ootside Fife....ken?
Recommend? Yes 2 No 0
Oct 6, 15:41