Plans approved for new sports and outdoor centre in Edinburgh

THE City of Edinburgh Council has approved plans to build a new sports and outdoor centre in the north of the city.

The Bangholm Sports and Outdoor Centre will be located next to Trinity Academy and create a new campus with the sports pavilion being the first phase in a proposed redevelopment of the school’s facilities.

It will include a four-court sports hall, gym hall, dance studio and fitness suite, and will become the new home to the school’s PE department.

The council’s sport and outdoor learning unit will also have a base in the centre in order to support outdoor learning in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

Councillor Ian Perry, education convener, said, “It’s great news that these plans have been approved today as the school and wider local community are really going to benefit from these purpose-built sport and outdoor centre buildings. The new sports venue will boast a four court hall, gym hall, dance studio and fitness suite and although it will primarily be used by Trinity Academy for school PE, wider community groups will also have access to the facilities.”