APC success for Dan

APC success for Dan

Congratulations to Dan Bland one of our Assistant Cost and Project Managers who passed his APC last week on the first attempt – a great achievement! Dan has been with Clarkson Alliance since 2013, when he joined as an intern for a year during his BSc in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at Oxford Brooked University. Since then he has worked on a wide range of our projects and can currently be found providing cost management services to Wycliffe Hall, part of the University of Oxford, working with our partner Freedom Leisure on improvements to a number of leisure centres in the south of England, managing a project for Chichester District Council and working as part of the team delivering Littlehampton Leisure Centre for Arun District Council. We all wish him a long and happy career now that he is...
Opening of Frilford Heath Golf Professionals Shop

Opening of Frilford Heath Golf Professionals Shop

On 23rd November 2017, the new build pro shop at Frilford Heath Gold Club in Oxfordshire was officially opened by Nick Pink, CEO of England Golf and professional golfer Eddie Pepperell. Clarkson Alliance provided Cost Management on the new facility, which includes a club shop and performance centre complete with an innovative golf simulator which offers players the chance to practise on some of the world’s leading courses. The project enjoyed a positive relationship between all members of project team and the client which has resulted in a high quality building that will serve the club well into the...
HLF development funding for Brock Keep, Reading

HLF development funding for Brock Keep, Reading

Clarkson Alliance is delighted to be working with Open Hand Open Space (OHOS) on the ‘Brock Keep: A Roof with a View’ project in Reading. The project has received development funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop conservation plans for Brock Keep –  a grade II listed 19th century keep situated next to the original army depot. It is a rare example of a keep which has not be demolished or converted, with well-preserved original features. The development phase has now begun and Clarkson Alliance will be providing support to OHOS as they prepare their Phase 2 application which, if successful would enable the restoration of the keep’s roof, turrets and battlements, a rooftop boardwalk and cafe, restoration of the ground floor verandah, and an exciting programme of heritage activities for visitors of all ages. OHOS Chair Ingrid Jensen said “We are overjoyed to receive this support thanks to National Lottery Players. It paves the way for Brock Keep to have a secure future as West Reading Arts and Heritage Centre for the next 30...
Oxford Castle voted winner of ’40 in 40 Competition’

Oxford Castle voted winner of ’40 in 40 Competition’

  We are thrilled that the Oxford Castle renovation project won the public vote in the '40 in 40 Competition' at the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards ceremony this week. Clarkson Alliance project managed the restoration project, which included a new heritage and education centre, Oxford Castle Unlocked, opening up parts of the site to the public for the first time in 1000 years! The 40 in 40 competition run by the Oxford time and Oxford Mail asked the public to vote for their favorite project from award-winning project of the last 40 years. Competition included lanterns and railings in Park Town (winner - 1977), the Blavatnik School of Government (2016). The Oxford Castle won in 2007. Learn more about Clarkson Alliance's work on Oxford Castle on the Project page....
Braywick Leisure Centre plans submitted

Braywick Leisure Centre plans submitted

This week, the planning application for Braywick Leisure Centre was formally validated by the council’s planning department, representing an important step forward for the project’s progress.  Clarkson Alliance are providing Development, Project and Cost Management Services on the project. It contains full details of the proposed £32 million facility which the council is building to provide residents with a community space to enjoy sport, art and cultural events for years to come. Cllr Samantha Rayner, cabinet member for culture and communities, said: “This is a great milestone on the journey towards opening Braywick Leisure Centre as a venue for all. Building a borough for everyone means providing residents with all the infrastructure and facilities they will need and investing in this state-of-the-art leisure centre is an important part of our wider strategy to match the emerging Borough Local Plan.” The centre is due to open to users by December 2019, pending planning permission. View further details and images of the project on the Project...