Edinburgh approves new sports and outdoor centre



A new sports and outdoor centre in north Edinburgh has been given the green light by the local authority.

Plans for the Bangholm Sports and Outdoor Centre were approved by the City of Edinburgh Council’s development management sub-committee yesterday.

The building will be located next to Trinity Academy and create a new campus with the sports pavilion being the first phase in a proposed redevelopment of the school’s facilities.

Designed by Holmes Miller, it will include a four-court sports hall, gym hall, dance studio and fitness suite, and will become the new home to the school’s PE department. 

The council’s Sport and Outdoor Learning Unit will also have a base in the centre so they can support outdoor learning in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. 

Cllr Ian Perry, education convener, said: “It’s great news that these plans have been approved as the school and wider local community are really going to benefit from these purpose-built sport and outdoor centre buildings.

“The new sports venue will boast a four court hall, gym hall, dance studio and fitness suite and although it will primarily be used by Trinity Academy for school PE, wider community groups will also have access to the facilities.”

Cllr Neil Gardiner, planning convener, said: “This is going to be an excellent new facility for Trinity Academy pupils and the wider community. I look forward to seeing the plans presented to us today being taken forward and built for school children and other community groups to enjoy. Providing high quality facilities for health and well-being is a vital part of planning in 21st century Edinburgh.”



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