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Scotland’s £30m National Performance Centre for Sport



Scotland’s £30m National Performance Centre for Sport


Edinburgh, Scotland


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Introduction :

Bowmer and Kirkland has been appointed as preferred contractor to build Scotland’s new National Performance Centre for Sport at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh campus with an investment of £30m.This project is developed through a partnership between Heriot-Watt University, the City of Edinburgh Council and sportscotland.

Features :

This project includes a new full size indoor 3G synthetic pitch for football and rugby, a nine-court sports hall, grass and synthetic outdoor pitches as well as a high performance wing that includes areas for hydrotherapy, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, elite changing, office accommodation and a classroom. It will allow for grassroots development through to high performance training.

A key feature of the design is the centre’s roof, which is inspired by the angle and trajectory of what is recognised as one of the greatest goals in football history – Brazil’s Roberto Carlos’ goal against France in 1997.

The existing facilities at the University, which include the current Sports Centre and Sports Academy, will also be bolstered by a new 120 station gym and restaurant area open to the general public.


The National Performance Centre for Sport will be home to:

• Basketball Scotland
• Scottish FA
• Scottish Handball Association
• Scottish Rugby
• Scottish Squash and Racketball Limited (already based at HWU)
• Scottish Volleyball Association

Specifications :

Stadium Name              :     National Performance Centre
Location                       :     Edinburgh, Scotland
Constrution Type           :     New Constrution
Project Starting Year     :      2015
Project Ending Year       :     2016
Estimated Cost             :     £30 million