Edinburgh’s new £47m Meadowbank Sports Centre designed to transform lives

Edinburgh’s new £47m Meadowbank Sports Centre designed to transform lives
By Frances Marcellin    22 Jul 2022

The £47m Meadowbank Sporting activities Centre in Edinburgh is now open up to the community

Sports facilities incorporate out of doors and indoor athletics tracks, sporting activities halls and two pitches

Gym is equipped out with Lifestyle Fitness devices, which include cost-free weights and Les Mills lessons are on offer you

There are dedicated studios for biking, boxing and conditioning, as well as a trampoline and dance corridor

Edinburgh’s new Meadowbank Sporting activities Centre has opened right after a five-12 months, £47m create which observed the demolition of the unique Meadowbank Stadium on the web site.

The unique Meadowbank was constructed for the 1970 Commonwealth Game titles, which it hosted in 1970 and 1986.

Owned by The Metropolis of Edinburgh Council and managed by charity Edinburgh Leisure, the new facility features a thorough assortment of inclusive athletics and leisure amenities that are aimed at serving every person in the local neighborhood.

“Participation and accessibility are at the heart of the centre, and it will deliver huge physical, mental, and social advantages to generations of local men and women for a long time to appear,” claimed stated Cammy Working day, Town of Edinburgh Council chief.

“There’s a packed programme of activity and range of lessons for all interests and ability.

“Meadowbank has been an iconic portion of the capital’s sporting background and I’m in no question that the new centre will create on this legacy.”

Meadowbank’s amenities include things like an eight-lane athletics observe with 499-person seat stand (as properly as an outdoor throwing and jumps area) a 6-lane indoor jogging monitor two multi-activity halls (with movable and fixed seating – and top-tailored basketball for wheelchair end users) a corridor for trampolining and dance two health studios (92 classes available, which include Les Mills) 30-ability cycle studio with Life Conditioning IC7 bikes and ICG My Trip a gym fitted out with Everyday living Exercise devices and also together with Wattbikes, SkiErg, row and Cybex Sparc equipment, resistance and cost-free weights two squash courts a beat studio for martial arts, a boxing health club and two pitches (one with 499-person seat stand).

Activity Scotland experienced invested £5m into the advancement.

Mel Younger, chair of Activity Scotland reported: “Meadowbank Sporting activities Centre has been a sporting and social hub for so a lot of people in the Edinburgh spot around the many years. Thanks to this incredible £47m refurbishment, individuals of all ages and talents will be ready to experience the benefits of the recently refurbished facilities.

“The re-opening of Meadowbank will provide the nearby neighborhood with obtain to a state-of-the-artwork sport and actual physical exercise centre on their doorstep, making significant participation prospects. This collaboration among The Metropolis of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Leisure and Activity Scotland is a excellent instance of partnerships performing, establishing legitimate chances that will support make sport and actual physical activity a way of life for nearby people.’’

Leisure Media has been tracking the progress of Meadowbank around the decades, from the 1st redevelopment consultation in 2016, to reporting on the two submitted arranging purposes in 2018 and the commence of demolition function on the present setting up in 2019.