Fighting Fit in Leisure

Article posted on: 30th January 2015

Ellesmere Port Sports and Leisure Village

As we move into 2015 and unlimited bombarding about health initiatives after the festive over indulgence, we have been reflecting on a number of sports and leisure related facilities we continue to be involved with.

Over a number of years we were instrumental in the national roll out of Total Fitness schemes, which were the forerunners to many similar business models that followed. Currently in the North West alone, we have three substantial schemes at theconstruction phase in Ellesmere Port Sports and Leisure Village, Northwich Leisure Centre and Crewe Lifestyle Centre.

We also have a further scheme in Sheffield due to be on site early this year. As is the case with most of our projects, we are working in a 3D Revit platform in conjunction with the Architect. We have also been offering a multi-disciplinary service involving civil, structural and building engineering, along with the ever increasingly essential pre-planning aspects such as Thermal Modelling, Flood Risk Assessments, Geo-Environmental Investigations, to name but a few. All of these disciplines are being undertaken in-house in line with our strategic objective to broaden the spectrum of coordinated services we offer.

The schemes mentioned above are being delivered via the North West Construction Hub and by playing an active role at all stages of the design process from initial feasibility through to detailed design for construction purposes, we have delivered added value to the projects. Remaining with the leisure theme, we are currently providing CDM Coordinator services on the exciting Surf Snowdonia Project, which is on track for July 2015 opening and will be the world’ s first commercially run, artificial surfing lake.

This project has already won the Planning for the Environment Award at Planning Magazines inaugural award ceremony held in London at the end of last year. Elsewhere around the country we have recently completed the Sports Park for the University of East Anglia with MJS, a project involving enlarging the fitness suite and upgrading of the changing room facilities. This project was on a tight schedule, as the facility had to be open in January to cater for the peak in new Gym memberships after the December over indulgence.

We look forward to continuing to add valued input across a range of disciplines on other leisure projects moving into 2015. The above schemes represent a brief insight into the many leisure schemes we are undertaking around the country, if you would like any further details or have a scheme you may wish us to advise upon, please get in touch.

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