Menzieshill community facility tender05/03/18
WORK on a new community facility for Menzieshill could start as soon as next month if councillors approve an £8.9m tender.
Construction firm Wilmott Dixon’s bid to build a new multi-use community centre with two games halls, fitness suite, library and community multi-purpose rooms and areas, complete with cafe, is being recommended for approval.
Lynne Short convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “Many of the positive things I have done in my life can be traced back to spending countless happy hours at Menzieshill Community Centre when I was wee.
“Facilities like this don’t just benefit our children for the few hours a day or week that they are there, but for years into the future when the friendships they make, the life lessons they learn and the physical activities they enjoy help to create happy, healthy adults.”
According to a report to be considered by the city development committee on Monday (March 12) the total projected cost of the new Menzieshill Community Project will be £13.2m when fees, land purchase, furniture, landscaping and other elements are taken into account.
Designed over two storeys, the building will have a total floor area of around 3100m². Access for vehicles will be from Dickson Avenue.
In this contract Willmott Dixon’s sub-contractors’ Robertson Construction and all its sub-contractors will pay the Scottish Living Wage as a minimum to all employees actively employed on the site. The Living Wage, as recognised by the Poverty Alliance is £8.75 per hour increasing annually in the first week of November.
The new community facility is expected to take around a year to build.