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Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre, Glenrothes


Fife Council


July 2013

Construction Cost:


Project Details:

25m x 17m 8 lane competition swimming pool, 20m x 10m variable depth training pool with full area 0-2m movable floor, 11m x 5m teaching / remedial pool with disabled access.

Our Role:

Design and specification of the pool water treatment and movable floor; site monitoring of installation and commissioning.

Design Team


B3 & Cre8architecture

Quantity Surveyor:

Turner Townsend

Structural Engineer:


M & E Engineers:


Pool Consultant:

Devin Consulting

regional training & competition facilities

Fife Council invested £21.1 million into the new facility at Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre and an additional £1.5M was provided by Sport Scotland’s Sports Facilities Fund. The pools at the leisure centre provide regional training and competition facilities with a spectating gallery for 250 people.

Independent water treatment plants are provided for each of the three pools. This facilitates independent temperature control in each pool.  Circulation within the training pool takes account of the movable floor.

The water treatment system incorporates PAC flocculation, medium rate filtration on sand, photo-oxidation using ultraviolet, heating, pH control and residual disinfectant control using chlorine. VSDs control pump flows linked to an electronic flow meter. Full area movable floor in training pool provides a range of water depths for different training activities.