Aberdeen Sports Village Aquatics Centre

Key facts & challenges

Short Description
The build of the Aberdeen Sports Village Aquatics Centre enables Aberdeen to host national and international swimming and diving competitions alongside providing world-class facilities for new swimmers and the local community. Comprising of a 10-lane 50m Olympic pool with a dividing boom and part floating floor, a 25m x 16.5m diving pool and 600-seat spectator gallery, the centre is the premier sport and exercise facility in Scotland. It played host to 3rd Commonwealth Water Polo Championships in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The unique qualities and environment of the centre, where conventional plasterboard would have been unsuitable, certainly required a unique product. GTEC Aqua Board was used which contains additives which protect against mould and fungus damage and it's special nonwoven coating which can be directly tiled or painted, making it ideal for use in leisure facilities including swimming pools and sports shower facilities.
Building Type
Leisure
Project Price
£18.2m
Customer/Project
Aberdeen Sports Village
Customer/Project
Aberdeen Sports Village
Contractor
GRAHAM Construction
Sub Contractor
Clarke Contracts
City
Aberdeen, Scotland
Country
UK
Installation quote
"Aqua Board exceeded all the performance and technical criteria to meet the brief. We used the board on a previous swimming pool project and proved, yet again, to be the perfect solution allowing us to progress quickly with relative ease."
Install Quote Author
Neil McFarlane, GRAHAM Construction Regional Director GRAHAM Construction
Impact Quote
“The Aquatics Centre has provided the community with a fantastic facility to learn to swim and to participate in aquatic activities including diving. For the elite athletes and clubs it provides long course training opportunities and has proven to be an excellent venue to host national and international championships and showcase aquatics to a global audience.”
Impact Quote Author
Forbes Dunlop, Chief Executive

Project description

The build of the Aberdeen Sports Village Aquatics Centre enables Aberdeen to host national and international swimming and diving competitions alongside providing world-class facilities for new swimmers and the local community. Comprising of a 10-lane 50m Olympic pool with a dividing boom and part floating floor, a 25m x 16.5m diving pool and 600-seat spectator gallery, the centre is the premier sport and exercise facility in Scotland. It played host to 3rd Commonwealth Water Polo Championships in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The unique qualities and environment of the centre, where conventional plasterboard would have been unsuitable, certainly required a unique product. GTEC Aqua Board was used which contains additives which protect against mould and fungus damage and it's special nonwoven coating which can be directly tiled or painted, making it ideal for use in leisure facilities including swimming pools and sports shower facilities.

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