Work starts on M&E services at new Garnock community hub

M&E specialist Arc-Tech (Scotland) has started delivery of a services package at a new community hub in North Ayrshire.

The £4.2 million Garnock Visitor & Community Hub sits adjacent to Kilbirnie Loch and will offer improved facilities for Garnock Rugby Club with the creation of six new changing rooms as well space for the local community and sports groups. A viewing balcony overlooking the rugby pitches as well as a 60-seat café will also be created.

Main contractor CCG began construction on behalf of hub South West last spring with Arc-Tech’s M&E services package supporting formal completion this summer on the North Ayrshire Council project.

Arc-Tech is providing a turnkey solution including MEPH plant, above-ground drainage and ventilation, water services, LTHW, data and security, and solar photovoltaic panels.

John Gallacher, Arc-Tech MD, said, “The Garnock Community Hub will be a valued asset for the local community upon its completion later this year. The progress on-site to date has been very positive and our expert contract team will now undertake first and second fix M&E Services as well as full testing and commissioning in advance of the final handover later this year.”

The hub is supported by funding from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Scottish Enterprise, Sport Scotland, Land Trust, and the Garnock Rugby Club.