Case Studies

Inverness Leisure Centre

Phase 1 of Inverness Leisure Centre was the construction of the £3m Inverness Sport Centre. Alan carried out district-wide consultations on the need for Inverness to have a high quality indoor sports centre.

Following these consultations, Alan secured £3m to build phase 1 which included the two sports halls, the social space (now fitness suite), projectile hall, dance studio and indoor climbing wall. This was quickly followed by phase two, the Inverness Aquadome.

To facilitate the funding and management of the Aquadome, Alan set up an Arms-Length External Organisation (ALEO). This new leisure trust (now Inverness Leisure) assisted in facilitating the securing of funding in the sum of £10m to enable the Aquadome to be built without any loan charges. Alan secured the full £10m to fund this project.

Alan secured the whole £10m to fund the project with grants from Sportscotland, European Regional Development Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Big Lottery Fund and the Inverness Common Good Fund.

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