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New £9 million leisure centre to open its doors

A NEW £9 million leisure complex in Lanark is set to open its doors.

The facility – called “South Lanarkshire Lifestyles – Lanark” has been built by Ogilvie Construction for South Lanarkshire Council. It will be operated and maintained by the authority’s leisure partner, South Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd.

The new centre, close to the town’s railway station, will host a drop-in week for local people from January 11. It will become fully operational on January 18.

The stunning new centre includes:

• a 25 metre swimming pool, with floating floor and health suite area
– including a sauna and steam room;
• a hydrotherapy pool with mechanical hoist for easy access;
• a “changing village” with disabled facilities;
• a community café area, serving Starbucks coffee and tasty snacks;
• a spacious modern dance studio with sound system, sprung floor and
mirrored walls; and
• a 30 station brand new fitness gym, with equipment suitable for
users with mobility problems;

The facility has also been linked into the neighbouring Harry Smith Centre, which provides facilities for people with physical and learning disabilities.

Councillor Gerry Convery, who chairs the Council’s community resources committee and South Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd., said: “This is a fantastic facility for the people of Lanark and beyond.

“The variety of leisure services provided in the Lifestyle centre reflect the commitment the Council and South Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd., have made to providing high quality facilities.”

Phil McEwan, the managing director of Ogilvie Construction, said: “Work started on site in Spring 2008 – and we’re delighted with the finished result. It’s a stunning complex which I’m sure will be a big hit with local people.

“Ogilvie has a strong track record in this sector, and we’re pleased to have delivered the complex on time and on budget for our client.”

The complex received funding support of £560,000 from sportscotland with the remainder being funded by the Council.

South Lanarkshire Lifestyles – Lanark opens to the public for a preview week from Monday, January 11, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Anyone interested in a tour or induction should call 01555 666800 or 01555 666820 from January 5.

More information is available online at

Ogilvie Construction, part of the Ogilvie Group, is one of the leading building firms in Scotland. The privately-owned business has its head office in Stirling, employs more than 400 people and has an annual turnover of around £100 million. It works throughout Scotland and the North of England.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact

– Adrian Mahoney, PR Consultant for Ogilvie Construction
Tel: 01506 823714 or 07967 150560; email:

– Sue Bowman, Business Development Director, Ogilvie Construction
Tel: 01786 812273;