Littlehampton Wave

Littlehampton Wave

              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 ; 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...