Clarkson Alliance was delighted to be appointed by Abingdon School in Oxford to project manage a new £9m sports centre on the site of the old outdoor swimming pool and changing rooms.
The scope of the project involved the demolition of the existing outdated changing rooms, the breaking out of the old outdoor swimming pool and the retention of an existing sports hall. Although the superb new facilities were to greatly enhance school life for the pupils and offer them the opportunity to learn skills relating to a wide range of physical activities, the project was not without challenges.
Gaining planning permission and constructing it in a conversation area alongside listed buildings within the confines of a fully operational school of 800 pupils needed careful handling, expertise and experience in order to guarantee a successful outcome.
Our structured approach to risk management gave us the advantage to devise a strategy and implement a plan that would minimise the risks surrounding such a complex project and deliver a facility of the highest quality but also within the time and budget constraints required.
The resulting brand new sport centre provides a 25m, eight lane competitive swimming pool, fitness suite, climbing zone, squash courts, several specialist teaching areas and social and recreational facilities.
Clarkson Alliance provided Design, Project and Cost Management.
Client Abingdon School
Contract NEC Option A
What I like most is their hands on approach. They make everything manageable. Sometimes people in this business can be a bit blue sky. What you are looking for in a project manager is someone who can bring it all down to earth, to make it real and to be honest and clear about what is achievable.
Clarkson Alliance do this very, very well.Jonathan Webster
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