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Tuesday 30th of July 2013
The backing for the right to be the host city for the new National Performance Centre for Sport heats up as the Car Hire Endinburgh Airport staff back the Airports push to showcase the Capital’s bid.
The bid to be named as the host city for the National Performance Centre for Sport is reaching its final stages and Edinburgh Airport has pledged its practical support to the Capital’s bid. These include measures of providing transport and logistical support for athletes and their teams passing through the airport. With meeting facilities for arriving and departing teams, priority check in and security processes, plus lounge and facilitated business services support.
With the airport less than five miles from the proposed site at Heriot-Watt University, it means the best possible welcome to the city can be expected. Stirling and Dundee have been short listed as the other destinations for the £25 million centre, with the final decision expected in late summer.
Gordon Dewar, CEO of Edinburgh Airport, said “Edinburgh Airport will be proud to contribute to the success of the National Performance Centre for Sport based at Heriot-Watt University. We believe that the combination of location in the CapitalCity and the quality of the facilities and services set out in Edinburgh’s bid are second to none.”
The facility is to provide the top sports women and men with the services, programmes and facilities that will allow them to shine on the world stage.
Mr Dewar went on to say, “Those visiting the centre from outside of Scotland can be assured of an excellent Scottish welcome at Edinburgh Airport and those leaving to compete can be assured of the best send-off and preparation as they go off to represent our country.”
The bid involving Heriot-Watt University has good transport links and is easily accessible to the rest of the country. It also has close links to community clubs and a number of national organisations. Professor Steve Chapman, Principal of Heriot-Watt University, said: “We have a wide range of backing for Heriot-Watt’s bid to host the National Performance Centre for Sport, and it’s tremendous to see this practical support from Edinburgh Airport. Transport links are a key component of the Edinburgh bid, especially given the importance for top athletes of travelling between training and international competition, and the practical, tailored support offered by Edinburgh Airport will help to ensure that the Centre provides our athletes with the package they need in their drive to achieve sporting excellence.”