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...
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...
Opening of Wrexham Waterworld

Opening of Wrexham Waterworld

On 27 October, Wrexham Waterworld Activity and Leisure Centre was officially reopened following significant refurbishment work. Clarkson Alliance provided design, project and cost management services on the project which has greatly improved the leisure facilities for the local community. The renovation project included: an improved gym area with new equipment; a new reception and cafe area; refurbishment of the changing rooms and a new cycling studio. The project received funding from the Welsh government, which supports the improvement in facilities to help people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds to participate and enjoy sport. The centre was officially reopened by the Mayor of Wrexham, Welsh Assembly Members and councillors along with directors from Freedom Leisure. Andy Harris, Freedom Leisure Area Manager, said:  “We are extremely proud of the new facilities, especially as the cycling studio and gym are now able to rival the best private gyms! Most importantly, users have already reported to us how happy they are with the enhanced facilities and offerings – which is excellent”....
Translating Construction: promoting effective communication

Translating Construction: promoting effective communication

As project and cost managers we seek to remove any barriers between our clients and their project objectives. We work to ensure that our clients feel able to make the right decisions: we seek to give them confidence and certainty of outcome. Construction is an industry full of jargon which can sometime be a barrier to clear communication and understanding. Our ‘Translating Construction’ series provides definitions to some of these tricky terms, explanations for when you might encounter them and a few stories to bring them to life and make them memorable. Find out about more on the Translating Construction webpage and please get in touch if you have a particular word or expression that often results in blank faces across a meeting...
Works completed at Arun Leisure Centre

Works completed at Arun Leisure Centre

Clarkson Alliance have worked on two separate projects with Arun District Council in the last two years managing refurbishment works at Arun Leisure Centre, Bognor Regis. The refurbished centre was officially opened on 22 September. The services are part of the council’s initiative to improve leisure facilities in the local area, in part achieved by ensuring that space for leisure is used in the most effective way. Clarkson Alliance was able to use our extensive experience in the leisure industry to redesign the layout of the space, which led to an extension and refurbishment of the gym, and a new spin studio – catering for a wider variety of classes that better meet demand. The second stage of refurbishment work, carried out in partnership with leisure operator Freedom Leisure, included a new café and reception area, increased seating capacity and improved changing facilities. The completed centre has also received energy conservation work which will reduce energy consumption and running costs, including new energy-efficient lighting....
Chirk Leisure Centre reopened following successful refurbishment

Chirk Leisure Centre reopened following successful refurbishment

On 26 July 2017, the Chirk Leisure and Activity Centre was reopened following extensive refurbishment to improve provision for the local community. The centre was reopened by the Major of Wrexham, Councillor John Pritchard. Clarkson Alliance provided design, project and cost management services, and worked closely with our partners Leisure Energy who delivered energy saving measures that will reduce energy consumption by 36%. The refurbishments included a new, expanded fitness suite and free weights area, as well as a new reception area, and new lighting over the swimming pool which has dramatically improved the swimming experience and has received great feedback from users. The project received funding from the Welsh government, which supports the improvement in facilities to help people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds to participate and enjoy sport. Clarkson Alliance are also working to complete refurbishments at the Waterworld Leisure Centre in nearby Wrexham, which is on track to be opened in October....