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Council blames construction company for DG One problems

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Dumfries' flagship leisure centre, DG One, will now cost up to £10 million to repair.

The sport and leisure complex was closed last October to inspect defects.

The council blames the faults on the company that built DG One, Kier Construction, and is continuing with legal proceedings against it to reclaim costs.

"We remain of the view that Kier are fully responsible for the defects within a building that is only 7 years old."

– Alex Haswell, Director of Community and Customer Services Dumfries and Galloway Council

But Keir Construction says it won't comment while inspections are being carried out.

"The investigation at DG One Leisure Centre is still ongoing and the findings from technical experts are yet to be concluded.

It would therefore be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time."

– Spokesperson for Kier Construction

The Council says work on the leisure centre won't start until the autumn, as they will now put the repair work out to a tendering process.


Closure of Dumfries leisure centre extended

DG One is expected to remain closed for a further 13 months Credit: ITV Border

A flagship leisure centre in Dumfries and Galloway is set to remain closed for longer than expected.

The DG One facility in Dumfries, which opened seven years ago, has been shut for four months to allow major repairs.

But the work has been delayed and it's thought a further 13 months of work will be needed before the swimming pool can re-open.