Delivering quality capital improvement projects for public sector leisure facilities is an area where Clarkson Alliance has a strong track record. We specialise in helping leisure trusts and local authorities to generate the best possible value from their assets. This is achieved through meeting the changing needs of local communities, often by competing more effectively with private sector providers.

Delivering outstanding facilities

Competing strongly against stiff competition and maximising results from limited resources are the twin challenges that the UK’s public sector leisure industry faces every day.  But with these challenges are opportunities created by growing interest and engagement in fitness and exercise.

Our comprehensive and proven service is helping Local Authorities and leisure trusts across the country to face the challenges and meet the demand for excellent leisure facilities.

By choosing our design, project and cost management service, we become your single point of responsibility for construction, leading the team to produce truly outstanding results. We take ownership and accountability for the project, forming and leading a team with specialist leisure sector knowledge and skills.

Growing interest and engagement in fitness and exercise means the opportunity in the sector is huge. But this opportunity can only be met when facilities are focused on people’s needs and therefore attractive to local residents.

Maximising return on investment and financial stability

Higher revenues for the trust or local authority is the natural consequence of boosting community engagement with leisure services. In turn, the services will benefit from greater financial stability. We seek a sustainable blend of quality services and low running costs across all our leisure projects.

Increasing participation in activity at your facility is a central objective of our work. The key to unlocking that objective is creating a vision for the leisure centre that is reflective of the needs of users. This is why the commissioning of specialist research into the profile and needs of local people is often part of the work we do for clients.

We also bring to projects a genuine interest in fitness and wellbeing. There’s a commitment throughout our business to working hard in order to deliver leisure facilities that people want to use again and again.

Low running costs and long-term sustainability is also important, and this is an area we take seriously. One contribution to this can be generated through energy saving strategies – an area in which we have extensive experience through working with our sister company Leisure Energy. These strategies can reduce gas and electricity consumption by up to 50% to save money and help meet the local authority’s carbon targets.

You can read more about the skills and expertise that we bring to projects in the leisure sector:

A track record of successful outcomes

Leisure trusts and local authorities we have worked with on leisure projects include:

  • Active Luton
  • Aspire Trust
  • Freedom Leisure
  • Fusion Lifestyle
  • GLL
  • Mytime Active
  • London Borough of Enfield
  • London Borough of Hounslow
  • London Borough of Islington
  • Oxford City Council
  • Arun District Council
  • Brighton & Hove Council
  • Guildford Borough Council
  • Powys County Council
  • Wealden District Council
  • Woking Council
  • Wrexham County Borough Council
Project management

Project Management

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Cost Management

Specialist support to help you keep your project costs under control.


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Our approach

How we blend our values of performance, collaboration and leadership to deliver on our promise of ‘Building on Certainty’.
Our projects

Our projects

Projects we have managed for clients