The Carnegie Leisure Centre was the first gift to the people of Dunfermline from Andrew Carnegie, the world famous multi-millionaire who was born and raised in the town.
The leisure centre opened in 1905 and incorporated a 25-yard swimming pool, which has been in daily use until its demolition last year as part of a £17 million upgrade. The facility had also undergone a major extension in the early eighties with a 25-metre pool and learner pools added with filtration plants, installed by B+W.
The original pool has been replaced with a modular 6-lane Myrtha stainless steel pool (25m) with a fully movable floor. The pool is constructed within the fourteen original cast iron columns which support the arch-shaped steel roof (this structure being key to the facilities Grade-B listed status).
B+W’s £1.3 million contract included the construction of the new Myrtha pool, installation of the Malmsten Aqualevel screw-jack movable floor together with four new filtration and water treatment plants for both 25-metre pools, learner pool and spa pool, each incorporating ultra-violet sterilisation.
B+W is also responsible for the installation of the pre-fabricated sectional balance tanks, backwash tank and replacement of the water softening system.