Case Studies

McTaggart Gymnastics Centre, Dundee


Continental Sports is delighted to have completed the fit-out of the Dick McTaggart Gymnastics Centre in Dundee on behalf of Dundee City Council.

The Dick McTaggart centre was previously a sports hall (fitted out by Continental some 25 years ago!). Reaching the end of its useful life, a combination of Dundee City Council, sportscotland and Scottish Gymnastics decided to fully refurbish the building and re-fit it as a comprehensive gymnastics training facility.  The refurbishment work was undertaken by Hadden Construction and included a full new roof, an air-source heat pump, the installation of a substantial sunken pitted area, new changing rooms and viewing area and a new facade to the building.

Continental started its involvement with the McTaggart project 10 years ago and have worked with various stakeholders through the life of the project and are delighted to have recently completed the fit-out.

The images below (please click each image to see an enlargement) show some of the equipment which includes:

  • Two full artistic sprung floors with divider curtain
  • Full set of mens and womens apparatus floor mounted and pit mounted
  • Sunken trampoline with pit dismount
  • U-shaped training pit with ringframe and low bar
  • Fast-track and tumble track to pit dismount
  • Comprehensive set of training aides and equipment

Fast track, tumble track, beam and parallel bar area with pits at the end of the room, with wall bars adjacent to the fast-track

The bars area with FIG approved landing mat area and plenty of space for coaching, stretching and warm-up

The two artistic sprung floors have a retractable curtain to separate one floor from the rest of the gym and one has posture mirrors to one side.  The sunken trampoline can be seen at the end of the furthest floor with dismount to pit

The floor mounted fast-track has a bespoke raised foam and carpeted run-up area and has dismount to pit.  The tumble track is adjacent to the fast-track and has an FIG specification run-up.

The bars area has FIG approved and training bars.  There is a U-shaped pit to the right of the bars area with a special low ringframe and low training bar.

The beam area has three FIG approved beams and an area for low level beam work.  There is also a beam with inverted leg to give dismount to pit.

If you are planning a gymnastics training facility and wish to see a 2-D layout drawing of this facility it is available by clicking the thumbnail to the right:

If the size and layout isn't exactly what you are looking for with your facility, we have a dedicated page showing previous facilities fitted out by Continental Sports on our page for architects and specifiers here

McTaggart Gymnastics Training Facility layout plan

As part of our assistance to the stakeholders to enable them to visualise the gymnastics facility more easily than an architect's drawing, Continental made a significant investment in 3D modelling capability to produce a 3D representation of the facility - as shown to the right.  This enabled the various coaches involved to see the facility from any angle to ensure it would work for them before committing to the layout.


McTaggart Gymnastics Training Facility

We also created a computer-simulated 3D video "fly-around" of the facility shown to the right (link to YouTube) which was used to show to prospective coaches well in advance of the facility being ready to show them what would be delivered. 

If you are planning a new gymnastics facility, Continental would be pleased to prepare 3D images and videos to help with find-raising and marketing.  There may be a charge for this service but please call us to discuss.

3D video fly through of gymnastics training facility

The images below show the incredible job done by Dundee City Architects and Hadden Construction in transforming the tired old sports centre into a fabulous looking new gymnastics training facility.  This demonstrates cleaerly the possiblities for re-development and re-furbishment as opposed to new-build when planning your own gymnastics training facility.

McTaggart Gymnastics Training Facility Refurbishment


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