August 5, 2021

Hardies appointed to project manage rescue of iconic domed roof at Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants has been appointed to project manage the rescue of the iconic domed roof at the landmark Bell’s Sports Centre at Perth’s North Inch as part of an ambitious £600,000 project.

The work has been planned by the council’s arms-length body, Live Active Leisure, As the existing roof structure covering was nearing the end of its useful life and ongoing repairs were becoming a more regular occurrence, preventing Live Active from delivering its offer.

The decision was made to invest in overlaying the existing roof structure with a rigid insulation board and apply a single ply membrane over the insulation. This solution is the most cost effective, which also enables the sports venue to continue to function as the works are being carried out.

The new cover will provide improved insulation and ventilation, which aims to enhance the venue’s performance and efficiency.

Gordon Butt, Consultant Partner, Hardies Property & Construction Consultants, said: “We are delighted to be involved with this challenging project, which is being re-roofed in a unique way where the operatives are working from fixed safety lines attached to a limpet system, more commonly known to be used in the renewable industry for scaling wind turbines to enable maintenance and repairs.

“The angle of the dome varies from steep to shallow and, accordingly, has proved a challenge to Principal Contractor, Aim Developments, which is now well underway with the works.”

Ian Tervit, Technical Services and Project Manager at Live Active Leisure said: “We are delighted with the progress being made on site and that the works are progressing all in accordance with the programme for completion before the onset of winter.”