Case Studies Clickimin

Clickimin Sports Complex Investing in the health of the population by providing the infrastructure required for participation in a whole range of activities and the opportunity to enjoy a healthy island lifestyle is one of the main objectives of the Shetland Recreational Trust (SRT). So when the local council approved plans for the construction of a new high school across the road from the existing leisure complex, plans for phase four of Clickimin Leisure Developments was initiated. The proximity between Clickimin Leisure Centre and the new School was intentional with the view to sharing resources so all sports lessons and matches would take place at the leisure complex removing the need to build dedicated sport facilities for the school. Although the school had previously utilised Clickimin for some PE lessons, there were concerns that transferring all sporting activities to the centre would put enormous pressure on its ability to timetable both school and public activities. The geographic location of Shetland, home to a maritime climate, infamous for wet weather and wild, stormy winters resulted in outside pitches being out of action throughout the winter, and even in the summer months they didn’t provide the ideal training ground for the teams, an indoor football and rugby facility was what they were missing and would allow teams to train in textbook conditions, all year round, whatever the weather, massively improving the teams sporting opportunities and standards. Funding was awarded from both the local council and SportScotland, it was time to start planning the new indoor training facility to complement existing facilities which comprised a range of external pitches, squash courts, badminton courts, gyms and swimming pools. • Cost effective, clear span, energy efficient structure • 60/40 football pitch • Divisional nets allow the facility to be used as 3 five a side pitches • Integrated changing and shower facilities • Ideal for a wide variety of sporting activities • Created a valuable shared resource for school and residents of Shetland The requirements for the new facility were straightforward, they needed a robust, cost effective, low maintenance facility which could be built relatively quickly, provide longevity and crucially stand up to the testing island weather conditions.