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Progress on Council's ambitious Wellbeing Hub plans

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June 2023

The Council’s plans for a new Wellbeing Hub in Alloa have moved into the next stage of the development process.

Council heard at a meeting  today (Thursday)  that the ambitious project is now in the ‘concept design’ phase and that Hub East Central Scotland Ltd (Hubco) had been appointed to oversee the project which will be constructed at The Pavilions, Alloa West alongside a new Lochies School.

The Wellbeing Hub and Lochies School will provide spaces for learning, leisure and sport – including swimming pools, a range of indoor and outdoor spaces for people to spend time, socialise, be active try new things and develop existing skills, as well as a state of the art school for learners with severe and complex needs.

Councillors also heard the draft project brief has been completed which enables the supply chain selection process to take place for the design team and appointment of the main contractor.

Councillor Scott Harrison, spokesperson for sports, leisure and active living, welcomed the progress on the project.

He said: “The Wellbeing Hub, alongside Lochies School, is a hugely ambitious project for the Council which aims to deliver inclusive, accessible and inspiring facilities to improve the quality of life for people across Clackmannanshire. 

“There is a huge amount of work being done behind the scenes and it is exciting to hear this project has now moved onto the next stage in the development process.”

Meanwhile, community engagement on the Wellbeing Hub is continuing throughout the summer, with officers attending gala days, open days, holiday programmes and other third sector sessions.

A suite of dedicated Wellbeing Hub and Lochies School social media platforms including twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook, has also been created to help with audience building and online engagement.

Council also heard that between April and June 2023 all 590 Primary 5 children from our 19 schools, including Lochies School, received five weeks of water safety and aquatics skills training at Dollar Academy or The Peak, Stirling, thanks to partnerships with Scottish Swimming, Dollar Academy, and Active Stirling/Stirling Council.

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