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Plans submitted for new £24 million Blairgowrie Recreation Centre Project after drainage issues addressed

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Drainage issues concerning the design of the replacement Blairgowrie Recreation Centre are said to have been addressed. Designs for the £24 million project could go before councillors for approval as early as March 2022.Councillors were this week told plans have been submitted and are expected to be formally validated within the next few days.Perth and Kinross Council's property sub-committee was updated on progress with the £24 million project on Monday, January 10.

Back in August 2021 councillors were told of design issues relating to drainage due to the new recreation centre being a much bigger building than the one it is replacing.Plans for the long-awaited replacement sports facility on Beeches Road include a six-lane 25-metre swimming pool, four court sports hall, gymnasium, dance studio, fitness suite, classroom, changing facilities and external artificial sports pitch.

It will be built to Passivhaus standard - the first swimming pool and recreational facility of its kind in Scotland.As part of the design process drainage impact assessments were undertaken and issues were found due to the larger building and more hard surfaces in terms of car parking.

At Monday's meeting, PKC's head of business and resources Greg Boland told the committee PKC had worked with Scottish Water to identify "an appropriate solution" to drainage issues.

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