Aggregates and landscaping delivered for Scotland’s national sports performance center


Aggregate Industries has supplied more than 15,000 tons of aggregates and specialist sand and 11,840ft² of commercial hard landscaping to Oriam, Scotland’s national sports performance center in Edinburgh.

Constructed in the parkland setting of Heriot-Watt University’s extensive campus in the west of the city, the US$42.8m multisport center includes a full-sized indoor pitch with seating for 500, top-level grass and synthetic outdoor pitches, a high-performance strength and conditioning center, a high performance medical center and hydrotherapy pool, fitness centers and studios and support services.

Partnering with main contractor, Bowmer & Kirkland, Aggregate Industries was able to offer an integrated materials supply solution, supplying 5,600 tons of 6mm and 580 tons of 10mm single-size aggregates; 4,633 tons of Levenseat ProPitch 25; 3,884 tons of ProPitch Rootzone; and 400 tons of ProPitch 20 as well as 11,840ft² of Charcon Andover Washed premium block paving in Anthracite Charcoal.

Oriam is the performance base for both the Scottish FA and Scottish Rugby Union, as well as the Sport Scotland Institute of Sport (East), Basketball Scotland, Scottish Handball, Scottish Squash & Racketball and Scottish Volleyball. Providing athletes, coaches and officials with the facilities to create an exceptional performance environment, Oriam aims to reaffirm and strengthen Scotland’s sporting credentials and put the nation firmly on the world stage. It will also be open to the wider public, inspiring future generations of Scots to aim for sporting excellence.

May 24, 2017

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