A £5m renewable energy centre will be at the heart of a large-scale sports facility being developed in Dundee, Scotland.
The energy centre will be built alongside the £32m Regional Performance Centre for Sport and will drive heating and power to the site.
John Alexander, Dundee City Council leader, said the energy centre would make a “significant contribution to our vision of Dundee as a sustainable city”.
He added that the sport centre was being designed to support athletes and help improve the health of the local population through sport.
Construction on the project, which will be located in the Caird Park region of the city, has commenced.
It will include an indoor athletics track, with an 80m running straight, a 7-a-side grass football pitch for community use, artificial football and rugby pitches and an 8-court multisports hub with spectator seating, a strength and conditioning suite and a sport science suite.
Balfour Beatty is the construction firm behind the development. Stephen Scott, the managing director of the company’s Scotland Delivery Unit, said it would work with local suppliers and subcontractors to “provide a real sustainable benefit” to the local community.