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Meadowbank sports centre underway in Edinburgh

Construction continues on a brand new state-of-the-art sports centre in Edinburgh, at the Meadowbank Stadium, where the Edinburgh City Council has appointed the contractor company GRAHAM to demolish the existing structure and replace it was a new, more modern, facility, as part of a £45M contract.

Going into more detail the new Meadowbank sports centre will feature facilities such as an athletics hall, gymnastics and martial arts halls, squash courts, multi-use sports halls, a gym, fitness studios, an athletics track, purpose-built space for throws, and two all-weather 3G pitches.

GRAHAM was appointed to the sports centre project in 2018 and set about demolishing the pre-existing building, which has stood for 50 years before that time, in the January of 2019, with the contractor now making steady process in building the new structure.

The Strategic Business Director at GRAHAM, Craig Bridges stated: “It was a pleasure to host the City of Edinburgh Council Leader, Adam McVey, on site at Meadowbank and show the progress that has been made so far. Works are on-track and on-time and we look forward to delivering this fantastic new facility to the City of Edinburgh Council for the use and enjoyment of their people.”

The City of Edinburgh Council Leader, Adam McVey added: “This is one of the biggest investments in sport taking place in Scotland and it is happening right here in Edinburgh.

“Visiting the site and seeing the progress first-hand was really encouraging and over the next year we will see even more progress take place, as our construction partner GRAHAM works to deliver this first-class facility for future generations to access and enjoy.

“Already, you see how the new centre will have much more height than the old facility and make much better use of space. It will be bright and modern, accessible and inclusive for all abilities, and I’m looking forward to seeing the fantastic designs realised as construction moves ahead.”

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