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Stirling’s Peak set to undergo £1.8million revamp – with fitness studios and gym set to expand…..

The refurbishment will lead to the sports hall at the Peak being closed while the work takes place.
 
City leisure centre The Peak is to undergo a £1.8million revamp.
 
Active Stirling has announced the expansion of the health and fitness facilities at Stirling Centre, marking a significant milestone as it celebrates its 15th anniversary.
 
The organisation says the Peak, which already includes three fitness studios and a functional training studio, will now undergo a “transformative redevelopment”.
 
The move is said to be aimed at better serving its growing community of members and in response to regular customer feedback requesting enhanced health and fitness provision.
 
The project includes two new fitness studios and a substantial increase in the size of the gym, doubling its current capacity.
 
As a result of the expansion, the available sports hall space for hire will eventually reduce to six badminton-sized courts, which Active Stirling says is necessary to accommodate the new fitness facilities.
 
The sports hall will not be accessible to the public during part of the construction phase, said to be “unavoidable due to the nature of the redevelopment”.
 
While it says it is too early to provide specific timelines for the project, construction works are not expected to start until Autumn at the earliest and updates regarding the timeline will be communicated as the project progresses.
 
There will be some disruption to current groups and activities while the work is underway, however, Active Stirling says they are working with users in a bid to minimise the impact.
 
A spokesperson said: “A variety of clubs and organisations book spaces in the sports hall at The Peak both regularly and occasionally. These are primarily sports and recreational activities such as basketball, netball and gymnastics.
 
“Active Stirling also delivers several programmes from the sports hall including court hire for members, PEAK Bounce and Parent Fit classes. We have notified sports hall users of the project and are meeting with clubs to support and identify opportunities to minimise impact where possible
 
“Upon completion of the project, The Peak will operate a six-court sports hall and so we anticipate that many of the sports hall users will be able to return.”
 
Matt Bunnell, interim CEO at Active Stirling, said: “We are excited to embark on this health and fitness redevelopment project as part of our ongoing mission to advance participation in sport, physical activity, health and wellbeing for the people of Stirling. The increased space and updated facilities will allow us to offer an even wider range of fitness programmes and experiences, catering to the diverse needs and preferences of our customers.”
Active Stirling is said to be collaborating closely with key partner and sole member Stirling Council to appoint a contractor and commence the necessary works for the expansion.
 
In February, Stirling Council considered and approved specific prudential borrowing of £1.821 million to deliver The Peak redevelopment project. Borrowing costs will be funded by Active Stirling and not Stirling Council.
 
Council leader, Cllr Chris Kane, said: “We’re delighted to support this latest programme of expansion and we know the new facilities will be well received by Stirling citizens, who are already benefitting from some of the best fitness provision in Scotland.”