Powys Leisure Centre Investment Programme

Powys Leisure Centre Investment Programme

Powys Leisure Centres, Powys ; Clarkson Alliance partnered with Freedom Leisure to deliver improvements at leisure centres in Powys. Our joint efforts have been successful in delivering a number of Local Authorities leisure management contracts secured by Freedom Leisure.  Five leisure centres have seen investment, including £750,000 was spent to develop Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool; changes will include a new gym with functional training area; new combined reception and cafe area to improve efficiency and accessibility; a new spin studio and exercise studio. Freedom Leisure has been able to rely on Clarkson Alliance’s expertise in leisure over the years.  By clarifying objectives at the beginning of the project and delivering exactly on that vision, we have solidified our relationship.  Our strategic input has been evidenced with increases in participation post  project completion, attesting to our ability to ensure certainty of outcome.   Freedom Leisure has more than doubled in size over the past few years thanks to partnerships with multiple Local Authorities across England and Wales.  We attribute our success to providing value for money facilities closely mapped to the interests of the communities they serve, operated by a motivated team.  Clarkson Alliance share these values and work closely with us.  The leisure concepts we have designed together and the results they have achieved are a winning combination which we are looking forward to bringing to Powys. Matt Hunt Operations Director, Freedom Leisure Services Provided Clarkson Alliance is providing design, project management and cost management services. Value £1.9m Client Powys County Council Contract NEC Option A and NEC Short Contract Content from Powys Leisure Centres Related...
Arun Leisure Centre, Bognor Regis

Arun Leisure Centre, Bognor Regis

Arun Leisure Centre, Bognor Regis ; Arun Leisure Centre received £1m of investment for the refurbishment works, as part of Arun District Council’s ambition to increase engagement in physical activity. The improved centre is now able to offer a wider variety of classes and makes use of previously under utilised spaces.  The revised layout incorporates a new mezzanine floor which houses an extended studio; extension and refurbishment of the gym area – more than doubling the existing size; a new spin studio and new changing rooms. Clarkson Alliance were chosen for the design, project and cost management of the project because of our experience in the leisure sector. Our approach to developing a business case tailored to the objectives of Leisure Trusts and Local Authorities helps organisations to recognise opportunities and maximise the value of existing areas backed by research into the needs of those in the local area.   Services Provided Clarkson Alliance provided design, project management and cost management services. Value £1m Client Arun District Council Contract NEC Short Contract Content from Inspire Felpham Leisure Centre We are delighted with how the project has gone. It is an important part of our remit to offer the community in Arun good quality leisure provision to encourage residents to be active and healthy which this project has done. We felt that Clarkson Alliance was in control the whole time – with the programme and the budget as well as managing the team. We’ve been really pleased with how the whole team has worked together. Paul Broggi Property & Estates Manager, Arun District Council Related...
Wealden Leisure Investment, Wealden

Wealden Leisure Investment, Wealden

Wealden Leisure Projects, Wealden District Council ; Clarkson Alliance was chosen to project and cost manage the project as well as taking ownership of the pre-planning consultation strategy. We have worked with independent leisure trust operators on a plethora of projects for local authorities who are restricted by decreasing budgets. We knew that the capital investment proposal for Wealden leisure centres needed to deliver increased revenue to existing facilities through better membership rates across all the centres with higher quality, easily accessible sites. Additionally, improvements in sustainability such as reduced energy and water consumption and reduced planned maintenance costs were critical elements. Our extensive experience of this type of leisure project meant that we also needed to be entirely focused on health and safety during the project as the sites remained operational throughout. With the delivery of outstanding new facilities and much improved environments overall, yearly membership targets were beaten in the first half of the year after project completion. Services Provided Clarkson Alliance provided design, project management and cost management services. Value £7m Client Wealden District Council Contract NEC Option A Content from Wealden Leisure investment programme As part of our overall commitment to the Wealden community, it’s our responsibility to continually provide better facilities and promote a healthier lifestyle. With this substantial investment in our leisure centres, everything they offer will become more widely accessible, with better quality facilities that are affordable to everyone. Cllr Claire Dowling Portfolio Holder for Community and the Voluntary Sector, Wealden District Council Encouraging people to enjoy their leisure time is a key driver to our work. The Wealden Leisure Centres project...
Hounslow Leisure Projects, Hounslow

Hounslow Leisure Projects, Hounslow

Hounslow Leisure Projects, Hounslow The London Borough of Hounslow needed help to deliver new “leisure hubs” into its communities. In partnership with a not-for-profit leisure trust, the vision was to improve the facilities on offer by the local council to a public whose expectations have been raised by experience of private health facilities.   New leisure hubs in two of its locations would offer sports facilities, swimming pool, childcare, cafe and a library all under one roof. Clarkson Alliance was chosen to oversee both the leisure hubs as well as an ambitious extension to New Chiswick Pool which would see an extra floor added to the existing site to allow for provision of a new gym, a new crèche, spin studio, open plan reception area and cafe. With our extensive experience working with leisure trusts to achieve a maximum return on investment, we fully understand that it’s imperative refurbishments are completed on time and with minimum disruption to the site if it is to remain operational. The new leisure hubs at Hanworth Air Park and Isleworth offer superb revamped facilities, with Hanworth leisure centre enjoying a brand new 300m2 library linked by a double-height dual entrance. Services Provided Clarkson Alliance provided design, project management and cost management services. Value £27m Client London Borough of Hounslow Contract NEC Option A Content from Hounslow Leisure Investment Programme  Related News...