HARDIES Property & Construction Consultants has been appointed to project manage the rescue of

the domed roof at Perth’s

landmark Bell’s Sports Centre as part of an ambitious £600,000 project.

The work has been planned by the council’s arms-length body, Live Active Leisure, as the existing roof structure covering was nearing the end of its useful life.

The new cover will provide improved insulation, which aims to enhance the North Inch venue’s performance and efficiency.

Gordon Butt of Hardies said: “We are delighted to be involved with this challenging project, which is being re-roofed in a unique way where the operatives are working from fixed safety lines attached to a limpet system, more commonly known to be used in the renewable industry for scaling wind turbines to enable maintenance and repairs.

“The angle of the dome varies from steep to shallow and, accordingly, has proved a challenge to principal contractor, Aim Developments, which is now well underway with the works.”