‘Highly Commended’ for its architectural excellence at the Scottish Property Awards, the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre is a state-of-the art regional sports complex in Fife.
Expertly constructed over a 25-month period, the 7829m2 site provides extensive competition standard sporting facilities for community use including a 25m eight-lane championship swimming pool, a 20m training pool, a 10m teaching pool and two new 3G seven-a-side pitches.
Far-reaching in scope, the construction of this Considerate Constructors Scheme registered project, included a suite of three swimming pools, seating for 250 spectators, an 80-station fitness centre, three multi-purpose rooms, health and aerobics spaces, two squash courts and associated wet plus dry changing facilities.
A café, administration areas and a meeting room completed the internal requirements. Externally the works featured the refurbishment of the full-size hockey pitch, and athletics track, the provision of two new 3G seven-a-side pitches and a MUGA pitch. Furnished with sustainable products such as rainwater harvesting and a biomass fuel tank, the £17.8 million development was also memorable for the reuse of 6000 tonnes of soil/stone.
Excavated as part of a bulk dig at our neighbouring Kircaldy Leisure Centre programme, this transfer resulted in significant waste reduction and financial savings for both projects. Investing in the local community, five long-term unemployed colleagues were also utilised on the project.