Professor John Cole CBE was last year appointed to lead an inquiry into the construction of the beleaguered leisure centre, after a full survey showed that building safety and construction issues were much worse than originally thought. That has now concluded, at a cost of £246,000.
And his final report will be presented to a meeting of the full council in Dumfries on Monday afternoon, with elected members warned that it “contains a significant amount of detail, including recommendations which have implications for the council, construction industry and other public bodies generally.”
An officer working group is also set to be established to consider the implications of Professor Cole’s findings. Councillors will be asked to consider the content of the report, note the establishment of the working group, and agree to consider a further report explaining what actions will be taken in response to the recommendations.