Published 20 March 2017
The brand new £23.8million Clydebank Leisure Centre will open to the public on Friday, March 31.
With the finishing touches currently being put to the new facility, members of the public will soon be able to experience all it has to offer. The new leisure centre – which will be operated by West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust – includes three swimming pools, changing facilities, a café, multi-purpose sports hall with badminton, netball, basketball, and five-a-side football courts and retractable seating, fitness suite, and group exercise studio. It also plays host to Scotland’s first interactive flume ride.
The entire first floor of the centre is made up of a unique interactive activity zone and fitness area for children. It provides state-of-the-art adaptable facilities for young people to encourage active lifestyles. The very latest technology, including wall and floor projectors, is used to create two large activity areas and two large party rooms.
Ronnie Dinnie, the Council’s Strategic Lead for Environment & Neighbourhood, said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved with this wonderful new facility. It truly is a state-of-the-art leisure centre that offers so much to the people of Clydebank and West Dunbartonshire. The equipment available in the gym and the activity areas is the best available and I’m confident visitors to Clydebank Leisure Centre will very quickly be planning a return visit. People of all ages will enjoy the facilities on offer and I can’t wait to welcome the public through the doors on March 31.
“The health of our residents is of course a priority for the Council and the £23.8m investment in this centre shows just how important that is to us. And the addition of things like the interactive flume and high-tech activity and party rooms shows how keen we are to get people active from a young age.”
The centre sits alongside West College Scotland and the Council's Aurora House offices in what was once the heart of Clydebank’s shipbuilding industry on the town’s historic Queen’s Quay. It will be operated on behalf of the Council by West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust.
Clydebank Leisure Centre offers a significant enhancement on facilities that were available at the Play Drome, which recently closed.
The new facility includes the following:
- 25m, 6 Lane Swimming Pool
- Leisure Pool with Waves and Interactive i-slide
- Teaching Pool with spectating seating
- Kiddies Pool with water features
- Health Suite with Sauna and Steam Room
- Wetside Communal Changing Facilities
- Interactive Children Area
- Birthday Party Rooms
- Sports Hall with Badminton and 5-a-side Courts with retractable seating
- Fitness Suite
- Group Exercise Studio
- Spinning Studio
- Male & Female Dryside Changing Facilities
- Conference Facilities
- Café and Vending Services
Full information of West Dunbartonshire Leisure membership and the facilities and classes on offer at Clydebank Leisure Centre – as well as the Meadow Centre and Vale of Leven Pool – can be found online at www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/wdleisure