The National Centre at Inverclyde has been a hub of sporting excellence, an inspirational destination for schools and a proving ground for the latest coaching techniques for 50 years.
After the success of parasports in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, additional funding was made available to replace the existing buildings, on condition that the new facilities allow for 100 per cent disabled access.
Morrison Construction is designing and building the new centre, and has had to come up with highly innovative solutions to the challenges around accessibility.
So, in what is, certainly a UK, possibly a world, first, both accommodation and sport areas and all 60 bedrooms will be suitable for disabled athletes.
With our hand-picked design team we have created an affordable solution which meets the conditions that were set, perfectly fits the rural setting, and greatly enhances the appearance and function of the current, ageing buildings.
The new centre will be launched by an inaugural world parasport event early in 2017.