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National Sports Training Centre


FOLLOWING the success of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the Scottish Government and sportscotland committed £12m to developing a new, inclusive National Centre in the seaside town of Largs in North Ayrshire to replace the aging National Centre Inverclyde. The centre, which had been in existence since 1954, was in need of renovation and there was an opportunity to create a new, single building residential centre where all rooms were accessible and had direct access to the sports facilities. An open main contractor-led design and


build tender was undertaken resulting in the appointment of Morrison Construction. Their design team was led by Reiach & Hall Architects, who sportscotland had worked with


Inverclyde


previously on the National Performance Centre for Sport and Aberdeen Sports Village.


designing for inclusivity Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) was an integral part of the briefing and assessment process. A number of workshops were conducted to determine the scope of the accommodation prior to issuing the brief. The most significant decision made was to ensure that all 60 bedrooms were a larger, accessible size which added significantly to the area, and therefore cost, of the building. Other decisions included the number of hoist rooms provided at the centre and the inclusion of two specialist changing rooms to meet the PAMIS Changing Places model. SDS were also part of the assessment of the


designs, and following selection of the preferred bidder, worked with sportscotland to ensure the designs were improved to meet the demands of accessibility. For example, the main reception was moved from Level 0 to Level 1 (off the main car park to rear) under their advice. SDS continues to be involved in the centre and undertook an accessibility audit and training of the centre staff. sportscotland also met with Glasgow


Warriors professional rugby team and its colleagues at the sportscotland Institute of Sport to determine the scope and specification of the strength and conditioning requirements for the fitness suite. A number of centres across the UK were


visited to identify best practice. These included the EIS in Sheffield and Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre at Heriot-Watt University, to look at the size and specification of the sports spaces prior to writing the brief. Sportscotland


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Hailed as the first sports facility of its kind in the UK, this truly inclusive residential centre provides facilities for everyone, all under one roof.


visited the Help for Heroes facility at Tedworth House to review the strength and conditioning area and determine the right equipment for disabled users. It also spent time at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre to understand how the venue balances its sport and meeting facilities while also being open to the public for sports facilities.


facilities for the elite Reiach & Hall’s architectural response to the brief takes full advantage of the mature landscape setting. The glazed façade of the new centre, which offers views inside on the approach to the building, was a well received feature of the design proposals. The national centre is an ideal retreat for squad training, development and events. It


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