Monday, 29 April 2013

Progress with the new Olympia

As reported in Friday's "Evening Telegraph", I have obtained assurances from the City Council that the new Olympia leisure facility will open on 24th June.

The City Architect has advised me:

"Having now reviewed matters with the contractor we are satisfied that the contractor will complete within the first week of May that will then give access to Leisure and Culture staff to commence their fit-out,risk assessment and training programmes to meet the targeted opening date of 24th June."

A number of constituents have been asking for reassurance it will open in June and it is now looking promising this will happen.

It is important this new facility opens on 24th June because the current Olympia needs to be demolished so building can start at the V and A at Dundee (subject to planning approval being obtained) and the waterfront project can remain on schedule.