Braywick Leisure Centre, Maidenhead

Braywick Leisure Centre, Maidenhead

          Braywick Leisure Centre, Maidenhead A project to construct an iconic leisure centre in Braywick Park, Maidenhead, that will offer an integrated indoor and outdoor recreational hub for residents in the Maidenhead area. The project has been described as a ‘one in 40 years opportunity’, to provide an outstanding and sustainable leisure facility. Clarkson Alliance are acting as Development Manager for the new leisure centre project, managing all aspects of the delivery of the new building which will include: 10-lane, 25m swimming pool with moveable floor Training pool and splash area 200-station gym and separate health suite Sports halls and dance studios Nursery and soft play area Six outdoor netball / tennis courts Four squash courts 40m x 60m floodlit all weather 3G pitch 500 parking spaces 80 seat café The proposed centre will replace the existing Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead and is expected use 75% less energy than the existing facility. The project will take advantage of Building Information Management (BIM) technology to improve efficiencies in the planning, construction and future building management process.The centre is due to open to users in 2020, pending planning permission. This large scale project is part of the larger regeneration of parts of Maidenhead, which includes new housing developments and office space, additional town centre and commuter parking and improved transport links in line with the development of Crossrail. Services Provided Clarkson Alliance is providing Development Management, Project Management and Cost Management services. Value: £32m Client: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead “We are building a better Maidenhead for everyone and Braywick Leisure Centre is central to that vision.” Councillor...
Littlehampton Leisure Centre

Littlehampton Leisure Centre

              Littlehampton Leisure Centre Arun District Council is building a new leisure centre as part of the council’s commitment to improve leisure services for the local community. Clarkson Alliance are providing Project and Cost Management services.  The centre will include an eight-lane 25-metre swimming pool, a training pool with moveable floor, an 80-85 station gym, a dance studio which can divide into two spaces, and a spinning studio. There will also be a café, multi-purpose room/meeting room and sauna. It is being erected on the site of the current sports dome and overflow car park.  The new building is being constructed adjacent to the existing leisure centre, the Littlehampton Swimming Centre, which will be demolished once the new leisure centre opens. Enabling works were completed on time in August 2017 and main construction of the leisure centre began in September 2017. The completed centre is expected to open in April 2019. The project will be delivered using Building Information Modelling (BIM) level 2 which will offer 3D visualisation of the proposed building and post contract operation and maintenance benefits for the client. Further project updates are available on the Arun District Council website. Services provided Services provided: Clarkson Alliance is providing cost and project management services. Client: Arun District Council Contract: NEC Option A Copyright: Arun District Council    Related news and projects...
Oaks residential community, Prague

Oaks residential community, Prague

            The Oaks, Residential community, Prague Clarkson Alliance is pleased to be working on our first international project: Oaks is a €400 million mixed-use development just outside the city of Prague, Czech Republic. The purpose of the scheme is to create a unique new community deeply connected to the idyllic countryside whilst being close to the busy city of Prague. The project, which is currently under construction will offer:  155 family homes and 69 apartments 18-hole PGA golf course, cycle tracks and horse trails  Hotel, spa and wellness centre Country club Amenities including a kindergarten, post office, shops and restaurants  Over 14 architectural firms have been appointed to work on the scheme, including acclaimed British architect John Pawson who has designed the renovation of the chateau – an 18th century hunting lodge – which will form the centre of the Oaks community. The whole project will cover 345 acres, and will use passive design techniques and energy efficient systems. Construction work has begun on many elements of the project, including on the 18-hole PGA golf course which is being designed by Kyle Phillips who has designed some of the finest golf courses in the world including Kingsbarns, Scotland and at the Verdura Resort in Sicily. This will be the first PGA course in the Czech Republic. Clarkson Alliance is providing leadership support to the project team to achieve their objectives of delivering a modern community where like-minded people can achieve a lifestyle connected to nature. The project is due complete in 2021. For further information, visit the Oaks website. Services provided Clarkson Alliance is providing...
Powys Leisure Centre Investment Programme

Powys Leisure Centre Investment Programme

Powys Leisure Centres – Powys The leisure provision in Powys is receiving a £1.9million boost thanks to a partnership forged between Powys County Council and Freedom Leisure. Freedom Leisure, a not-for-profit leisure trust, develops crucial partnerships with Local Authorities to raise the standard of leisure service delivery and increase participation.   Clarkson Alliance has formed a dynamic relationship with Freedom Leisure over the past 5 years having supported them on multiple leisure proposals and collaborated on several capital schemes.  Our joint efforts have been successful in delivering a number of Local Authorities leisure management contracts secured by Freedom Leisure.  We are partnering with Freedom Leisure once again to deliver design, project and cost management  services. Three leisure centres in Powys will be upgraded – Rhayader Leisure Centre, Flash Leisure Centre and Brecon Leisure Centre will see changes broadening their appeal and improving accessibility for customers. 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. £750,000 is being spent to develop Flash Leisure Centre in Welshpool which will see big changes.  A new gym incorporates a dedicated functional training area.  A new combined reception and café island offers a more efficient and accessible area to greet visitors and meet others. A new spin studio will be created and a new group exercise studio will take the place of the former gym. ...
Islington Tennis Centre, Islington

Islington Tennis Centre, Islington

Islington Tennis Centre – Islington When London Borough of Islington sought a partner to operate their leisure centres, it was important to choose an organisation sharing their commitment of continual advancement and inclusivity. When GLL approached the Local Authority with plans to transform their centres supported by proposals from Clarkson Alliance, a strategic partnership was formed.   As one of the UK’s leading charitable social enterprises, GLL operates 215 leisure centres in the UK.  They successfully beat the competition to win the Islington contract with proposals that included capital improvement designs by Clarkson Alliance.  The plans included energy savings by our sister company, Leisure Energy. Both London Borough of Islington and GLL had ambitions to improve current participation in health and fitness, an area in which Clarkson Alliance excel. Islington Tennis Centre is the third leisure centre being revamped in the area as part of the revitalisation programme across five facilities since GLL took over.  Each centre is being project and cost managed by Clarkson Alliance, who are also providing principal designer services. The £950,000 project at Islington Tennis Centre focuses on providing improved quality and access for visitors.  Enhanced wellness is encouraged through a brand new health suite. A new studio provides greater flexibility for classes and an extended gym enables more visitors to use the facilities.  A new training room provides dedicated space for the development of staff and customers and new offices will also be created. The construction programme is phased to enable the improvements to be carried out whilst the centre remains operational. Users will experience less disruption as a result. London Borough of Islington...