DETAILED options for what could be one of the "biggest infrastructure projects of our time" in Clackmannanshire will be presented to councillors on Thursday.

Elected representatives will be asked to approve one of six options for a Wellbeing Hub and swimming pool in Alloa, set to replace the closed Leisure Bowl.

The meeting on August 11 will see more than 100 pages of assessments presented with two sites and a mix of potential facilities to choose from.

As previously reported, two sites had been identified for the hub and pool with council officers, architects and consultants developing a range of plans for each.

The site of the demolished Leisure Bowl is one of the places where the new hub could be built while a greenfield space off Smithfield Loan in Alloa West, known as the Pavilion site, has also been investigated.

Three mixes of facilities will be considered for each site, broken down into "essential", "desirable" and "optimal" options.

With a main pool and a multi-purpose studio, the essential option would have a limited mix of facilities at either site.

The desirable option would see main and teaching pools, three multi-purpose studios, a café and a children's play area.

Adding to this, the optimal option would also see health and social care consultation rooms, a meeting room and education space, a four-court sports hall as well as a clip and climb area.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, deputy leader and spokesperson for education Cllr Graham Lindsay told the Advertiser he was "extremely excited to see" the options being presented within agreed timelines.

He said: "This will be one of the biggest, if not the biggest infrastructure projects of our time and we need to get this right for the people of Clackmannanshire.

"At the meeting on August 11, council will be provided with a variety of options for the two selected sites for the new facility.

"Officers, architects, specialist project managers and key stakeholders have gone through an extremely detailed process in pulling together the key information we will have available to make the decision on the most appropriate site.

"We are very focused on what the extensive consultation, with over 3,000 of the Clackmannanshire public, have told us regarding the activities that matter most to them.

"These included an inclusive, affordable facility suitable for all ages and abilities; a swimming facility for lessons and recreation; gym, dance, fitness classes; recreational space to spend time with friends and family; links to active travel and utilising outdoor spaces.

"Also critical to the decision will be the wider strategic context for the council, including forthcoming plans for the learning estate and the potential for future development within the selected site."

Indeed, council papers highlighted that there is potential for a joint development at the larger Pavilion site with a new Lochies PS also under consideration.

However, it was also noted that the Leisure Bowl site has much better pedestrian and public transport links.

The decision on the day will see the project move onto the design stage and Cllr Lindsay thanked everyone involved so far.