£45m Meadowbank sports centre starts to take shape

CITY of Edinburgh Council leader Adam McVey has visited Meadowbank Stadium to see the progress being made on the new £45 million sports centre.

Contractor Graham landed the contract to build the facility in 2018. Works included demolishing the existing 50-year-old building and constructing a brand new one to meet the needs of the community.

Most of the structural elements are now in place, with completion expected at the end of this year. The new sports centre will boast facilities including an athletics hall, gymnastic and martial arts halls, squash courts, multi-use sports halls, gym and fitness studios, as well as an outdoor athletics track and two all-weather 3G pitches.

Craig Bridges, strategic business director at Graham said, “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.”

City of Edinburgh Council leader Adam McVey added, “This is one of the biggest investments in sport taking place in Scotland and it’s happening right here in Edinburgh. Visiting the site and seeing the progress first-hand was really encouraging and over the next year we’ll see even more progress take place, as our construction partner Graham work 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.”