Issued: 30 July 2012
Montrose Pool Work Moves Towards Completion
Work on the integrated sports centre and swimming pool in Montrose is drawing towards completion, on target and within budget.
Vice-Convener of Neighbourhood Services, Councillor Jeanette Gaul, accompanied by council officers, a representative of Ogilvie Construction and Councillor Bill Duff visited the pool and sports centre site on Friday 27 July to view progress.
The swimming pool is joined to the existing Montrose Sports Centre and has a main six lane pool, a viewing gallery and a studio pool with a moving floor. The pools will accommodate swimming tuition at all levels, competitive swimming and training, water polo and play activities.
The new sports and swimming facility also has a health suite with sauna, steam room and a relaxation area, a fitness suite and multi-purpose rooms for meetings and training.
The pool, being built by Ogilvie Construction, is more than 90% complete, with the work at the following stages:
- majority of car park fully formed, with only a small number of parking spaces and final finishes to roadway still to be carried out
- external walls and roof coverings complete
- all external glazing installed and external doors almost complete; internal glazed screens and glazed doors installed
- internal walls and partitions constructed and finishing work underway
- electrical and mechanical services final fix progressing
- tiling to pool tank and main pool tank completed. Tiling within pool halls, changing areas, toilets all progressing to completion.
- the main pool tank is starting to be filled with water
- built in furniture has been manufactured off site and is currently being installed
Said Councillor Gaul, Angus Council spokesperson on leisure:
"I was very impressed by the high quality of workmanship and the excellent range of facilities which will soon be available to residents of Montrose. This will be a huge asset to Montrose and I hope that swimmers of all ages and levels of ability will enjoy visiting the pool."
A spokesperson for Ogilvie Construction said: “Ogilvie are delighted to have been awarded main contractor status for this project and can confirm that it is on course for a successful completion. The project has been assisted enormously by the dedicated input from the design team who have worked closely with us to ensure the project will be a tremendous asset for the community for many years to come."
Work began on the pool in March 2011 and will be completed in August. The doors will open to the public in October once final internal fitting-out is completed. The work cost £9 million, to which sportscotland is contributing £1 million.