Dundee’s New Olympia Opens to the Public
Dundee’s eagerly awaited new Olympia Leisure Centre at East Marketgait opened to the public today in time for the school holidays.
McGill were appointed by MANSELL Construction to carry out the £6m M&E Work Package associated with the new build Swimming Pool and Multi Storey Car Park.
The development includes 50m swimming pool, flumes, diving pool, wave pool, rapid-river, children’s pool, changing village, fitness suite, gymnasium, dance studio, cafe, offices and administration areas.
The 13 level car park includes electric car charging bays, ticket machines, barrier systems and CCTV.
As part of the M&E package McGill installed Air Handling Plant, Boilers, Combined Heat & Power Unit, Air Conditioning, LED Lighting, Pool and shower backwash heat recovery system, solar thermal collectors on the roof to heat the pool, pool timing, public address, television, people counter and session control. Fire & security systems included CCTV, door access, PA system, fire detection and alarm systems.
Colin Low, Operations Director M&E, commented, “A swimming pool is a very complex project due to the number of services to be coordinated and the size and scale of the plant and equipment involved.
The project was a challenge but we worked very closely with the design team and our supply chain to deliver a unique, state of the art facility for the people of Dundee. We are delighted with the end result and this is a flagship project for McGill that we are extremely proud of.”