Designating Bell's Sports Centre, Perth

Closed 23 Feb 2024

Opened 7 Dec 2023


We propose to designate Bell's Sports Centre as a listed building.

Bell’s Sports Centre, opened in 1968, is one of Scotland’s earliest purpose-built, indoor sports centres. The domed sports hall has special architectural and historic interest as an exceptional surviving example of a new building type that developed in the second half of the 20th century. Designed to accommodate a range of sporting courts and community activities, the building reflects the increase in leisure time and the importance placed on health and well-being for wider public benefit during this period. It is the only domed sports facility in Scotland, and it is the second example of a domed sports hall to be built in the United Kingdom.  

We are now gathering views on our proposal to list this building at category B.

Read more about why we think Bell's Sports Centre meets the criteria for listing by downloading our Report of Handling.

Interior of domed roof structure with bright lights. Pale flooring.
Interior of Bell's Sports Centre © HES

How we designate listed buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest. A dedicated team researches and assesses all designation applications.

Why your views matter

We’d love to know whether you agree with our proposal.

To help you respond to the following survey, please read why we think the Bell's Sports Centre meets the criteria for listing by downloading our Report of Handling.

You can tell us if you agree with our proposal by completing the short questionnaire below. 

This questionnaire usually takes 5 minutes to complete.

Find out what comments we consider and what happens next in our consultation guide or the video below.




Update: The deadline for this survey has been extended from 18 January to 23 February 2024.