Mid Ulster District Council is on the lookout for a multi-disciplinary design team to deliver a new £5 million leisure centre in Coalisland
The winner of the estimated £350,000 contract will design and deliver a new sports and recreational facility on the site of the existing Gortgonis Centre which is no longer suitable for the growing town.
The project, planned to complete in 2019, will include a new sports hall, fitness suite, exercise rooms, soft play area, community spaces and changing rooms. Externally the new facility will feature a mixed-use pitch, walking and running trails, play areas, outdoor fitness equipment and a car park.
According to the brief: ‘There is a need to have high quality leisure facilities in Coalisland. The Gortgonis site requires investment to allow the council to provide the services that a town of this size demands.
‘Taking a more strategic view on the development of the site has generated an alternative proposal as to how leisure and outdoor recreation services can be optimised with the construction of the proposed leisure and outdoor recreation facilities. Plans are currently underway for a new school facility to be constructed within the current site constraints and works are projected to be completed prior to September 2019.’
Located around 5 kilometres east of lough Neagh – Coalisland is the fourth largest settlement within Mid Ulster and is home to more than 8,660 residents. Existing indoor and outdoor recreational facilities within the small town are limited
The dilapidated Gortgonis Centre – located a short distance from the heart of Coalisland – was expanded and upgraded by local practice Michael Herron Architects fifteen year ago. The ageing building – hosting a sports hall and gym – is however considered no longer fit for purpose and will be demolished to make way for the new leisure centre.
Participating teams must be led by a project manager and should include an architect, landscape architect, civil engineer, mechanical engineer, structural engineer, interior designers, principal designer, economist and quantity surveyor.
The deadline for applications is 3.15pm on 18 September.
How to apply
Visit the contract notice for more information
Mid Ulster District Council
Dungannon Office Circular Road