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Curling Academy planned for Kinross

by Helen Patenall | 27 Aug 2009

Kinross Curling Trust has announced plans to build a National Curling Academy in the town of Kinross.

The design by Archial Architects - formerly the SMC Group - comprises a six-rink ice pad, a gym and changing facilities, in addition to a café, a curling museum and offices.

Charles Smith, director of Archial Architects, said: "The general design features of the building reflect the intentions for a world-class facility.

"The elevational treatment of the building is suitably distinctive and will enhance the site's sense of identity and linkages to the adjacent rural character, using natural, sustainable materials such as timber cladding."

If the plans are approved by Perth and Kinross Council, the academy is scheduled to be operational in time for the 2010/2011 season.

On completion, the existing curling rink and swimming pool at Green Hotel will be decommissioned.

Kinross Curling Trust has announced plans to build a National Curling Academy in the town of Kinross. The design by Archial Architects - formerly the SMC Group - comprises a six-rink ice pad, a gym and changing facilities, in addition to a café, a curling museum and offices. Charles Smith, director of Archial Architects, said: "The general design features of the building reflect the intentions for a world-class facility. "The
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