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Scottish Galvanizers has played a major part in the ongoing construction of a £30M leisure centre in Dundee.

The Glasgow-based plant has carried out the task of galvanizing all the steel structures that will be used to create the new sports hub at East Marketgait, which will replace the current Olympia Leisure Centre.

Approximately 1,400t of steel galvanized by the ‘hot dip’ process is being used for the initial construction work at the development, which, on completion, will boast an Olympic-sized 50m swimming pool, a 500-vehicle multi-storey car park, and a ground-floor retail unit.

Paul Tait, Commercial Manager of Scottish Galvanizers, said: “This was a colossal task – making the new development safe and durable requires the entire steel structure of the leisure centre to be galvanized, ensuring that the facility is offered a long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion.”

The new leisure centre is a major feature of Dundee City Council’s ambitious multi-million pound redevelopment of the city’s waterfront area. With the basic steel structure of the new centre now galvanized and starting to be put in place, the council is aiming to have the project completed well in advance of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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