New £22m leisure centre set for Clydebank

BAM have been appointed by hub West Scotland, the Council’s Development Partner, to deliver a new £22m leisure centre in Clydebank, next to the River Clyde, for West Dunbartonshire Council as a key part of the regeneration strategy for the area.

Work has already started on the state of the art four-storey building, located in what was once the heart of Clydebank’s shipbuilding industry on the town’s historic Queen’s Quay. Once completed in early 2017, the new facility will replace the ageing Play Drome.

Designed by architects Kennedy FitzGerald Associates, the new leisure centre will feature a 25-metre swimming pool, teaching pool, leisure pool with waves and flume; changing facilities, a cafe, multi-purpose sports hall with retractable seating, fitness suite and a dance studio.

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.”

The venue will be operated by West Dunbartonshire Leisure which currently manages centres in Dumbarton, Clydebank (Play Drome) and Alexandria.