RAAC reviews of main Fife Council properties now completed

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) has been confirmed in one more council-owned, public building as  reviews across the whole estate are now substantially completed.

Warout Stadium is the last public building to be identified as containing some RAAC. RAAC panels were identified in the roof at Warout Stadium, Glenrothes. The panels have been assessed in accordance with the Institution of Structural Engineers guidance. They are in good condition and the only mitigation required will be annual inspection. Should a change in condition be noted, then consideration would have to be given to remedial works.

Reviews are now substantially complete across the non-domestic estate, with feedback on a handful of minor properties, such as outbuildings, awaited.

Alan Paul, Head of Property Services said: “Previous work had not identified RAAC in any council buildings but precautionary reviews across all Fife Council’s property began in September.   Buildings were assessed in prioritised groups. If planning and building records could not exclude the presence of RAAC, the team carried out site inspections and intrusive structural investigations where necessary.

“These reviews are now substantially complete and work progressed or completed on those which required it. "

RAAC panels were identified in the roofs at Gallatown Nursery, Templehall Library, Templehall Community Centre and the Savoy Sports Hall in Methil. They were assessed by an independent structural engineer and are in good condition.

The RAAC panels at Gallatown Nursery have now been removed. Templehall Library and Templehall Community Centre will be replaced by 2027 by the new Templehall Community Hub. In the meantime, they are in good condition with works planned to increase the area of the RAAC that sits on supporting walls and beams .Work at Templehall Library will begin on the 15th April and will take 4 weeks.

The RAAC panels at Warout Stadium and Savoy Sports Hall are in good condition and have sufficient bearing on the supporting steelwork. They will be inspected annually to ensure they remain in good condition.