Boldmere Golf Course, Sutton Coldfield

Boldmere Golf Course, Sutton Coldfield

Boldmere Golf Course – Birmingham Boldmere Municipal Golf Course in Birmingham is set to be revitalised with a new clubhouse, gym and bar if planning permission submitted by Mytime Active is approved. Mytime Active, a not-for-profit leisure trust, took over the management of 7 golf courses in the area in 2013. The plans are part of a wider scheme to improve participation in golf in Birmingham.  Clarkson Alliance is providing cost management for the feasibility study and subsequent investments in Boldmere Golf Course.  Architectural designs for the scheme are provided by Arkon Associates. The city has seen a decline in golf course usage over a number of years.  The partnership between Mytime Active and Birmingham City Council aims to kick start interest by revamping and increasing the facilities on offer. The project would relocate the existing club house to provide closer links with Powell’s Pool Reservoir,   The new 10,000 sq ft facilities would dwarf the size of the previous clubhouse and include a bar with large outdoor decking seating area, gym and changing rooms. Clarkson Alliance’s cost management team has worked with numerous Local Authorities and Leisure Trusts delivering leisure improvement projects within budget.  Our aim is to fully understand a client’s brief and provide counsel on how the objectives can be achieved within the cost parameters.  By working closely with customers, we can test the business case using a value management process to ensure best value within the cost allocation.  By doing so we can set expectations and provide certainty of outcome so clients are reassured of what is possible within their project budgets. “We are delighted to...
Arun Leisure Centre, Bognor Regis

Arun Leisure Centre, Bognor Regis

Arun Leisure Centre – Bognor Regis Arun Leisure Centre (formerly Inspire Felpham Leisure Centre) aims to increase engagement in physical activity in Sussex after a recent £1million refurbishment.   The project is part of a bid by Arun District Council and West Sussex County Council to improve leisure provision by using the buildings space more efficiently.   The project is part of a bid by Arun District Council and West Sussex County Council to improve leisure provision by using the buildings space more efficiently. The leisure centre is managed on behalf of Arun District Council by Inspire Leisure not-for-profit trust.   The strategy enables the leisure centre to offer a wider variety of classes and to improve revenue by making use of underutilised space and tailoring the existing areas towards high demand activities. Clarkson Alliance was 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. 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. Services Provided Clarkson Alliance provided design, project management and cost management services for refurbishment and enlargement of gym, adding and extending studios, changing rooms and corridors. Value £1m Client Arun District Council Contract NEC Short Contract   Content from Inspire Felpham Leisure...
Islington Leisure Projects, Islington

Islington Leisure Projects, Islington

Islington Leisure Investment, Islington Clarkson Alliance is providing project management, cost management, design and CDM-C services for the London Borough of Islington in a £6.2m project that will see the updating and upgrading of leisure facilities at five of its sites. The project is managed in partnership with leisure operator and charitable social enterprise GLL and will deliver upgrades and extensions to the gyms and reception areas, new changing rooms and enhanced fitness areas of Cally Pool, Archway Leisure Centre, Sobell Leisure Centre, Islington Tennis Centre and Highbury Pool. Clarkson Alliance was appointed because of our successful track record working with leisure trust partners and in particular our expertise in leisure energy savings. New energy efficient measures are being introduced in the project as part of the local authority spend-to-save scheme. We have provided strategic counsel on several similar schemes, with the intention that the initial investment can create sustainable, longer term savings if the right procurement decisions are made. A Building Information Modelling (BIM) solution was also adopted for the design stages of the project, allowing for accurate projection of completion and cost tracking thanks to the BIM models that are created at this stage. Services Provided Clarkson Alliance provides design, project and cost management and principal services. Value £6.2m Client London Borough of Islington Contract NEC Option A   Content from Islington Leisure Projects Similar Sector or Service Projects   AllBIMCost ManagementDesign ManagementLeisureLeisure EnergyProject Management Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire Braywick Leisure Centre, Maidenhead Caledonian Park Clock Tower, London Residential works, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford Leisure centre improvements, Wrexham Littlehampton Wave Oaks residential community, Prague St Nicholas Chapel,...
Equestrian Centre, Gloucestershire

Equestrian Centre, Gloucestershire

Equestrian Centre – Gloucestershire When Clarkson Alliance was asked to work on a private project – a £10m equestrian centre located in Gloucestershire, the client was looking for project management and cost management services but needed a company they could trust and who would deliver exactly what was needed, having already been let down previously on two occasions.   The scope of the project included an indoor arena for training, a stud breeding area, tack room with 10 stables as well as a further 21 stables and extensive refurbishment of the on-site farmhouse into a 5 bedroom residence with a 2 bedroom annexe. Acting as the sole client representative, Clarkson Alliance was able to bring the project back on track through collaborative working and exceptional stakeholder management strategies. Our consultant’s knowledge and experience allowed the client to navigate smoothly through change management and risk management issues, providing confidence in the project and guaranteeing certainty of outcome. Our client was exceptionally pleased with the service we provided, particularly in delivering the project on budget and with our collaborative approach, which meant that all stakeholders were treated respectfully and fully understood their roles and responsibilities. Services Provided Clarkson Alliance provided project and cost management services. Value £10m Client Private Client Contract JCT   Similar Sector or Service Projects AllCost ManagementLeisureProject Management Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire Braywick Leisure Centre, Maidenhead Caledonian Park Clock Tower, London Residential works, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford Leisure centre improvements, Wrexham Littlehampton Wave Oaks residential community, Prague St Nicholas Chapel, Kings Lynn Powys Leisure Centre Investment Programme Bath Leisure Centre, Bath Cally Pool, Islington Archway Leisure Centre, Islington...
Rose Hill Community Centre, Oxford

Rose Hill Community Centre, Oxford

Rose Hill Community Centre, Oxford Rose Hill in Oxford has benefitted from a £4.67million investment by Oxford City Council into a new build community centre. The project unites four separate services into a single location for the first time – a sports facility, advice service, health centre and community centre.   The new building was project and cost managed by Clarkson Alliance, having delivered a number of community leisure projects in partnership with the Local Authority over a number of years. The project involved intensive community engagement.  Oxford City Council ran a campaign to involve local residents from the start of the project.  The extensive engagement helped the community to have a strong voice in shaping the new venue.  The project also involved the demolition of the former community centre located at a site nearby. The Rose Hill scheme helps Oxford City Council to realise operational efficiencies and reduce service costs by combining facilities, which include a 30 station gym, sports pavilion and changing rooms under one roof. The additional facilities provided include an advice centre, social club, event space for rental with a bar, meeting rooms, youth facility, training kitchen and a health centre. The design stages of the project utilised Building Information Modelling (BIM), a state-of-the-art construction technology incorporating 3D modelling and simulation of the building.   BIM enhances the understanding for project stakeholders by communicating clearly how the final building will look which generated essential support for the scheme. The new centre has become central to the community with multiple groups now utilising the facilities to create a vibrant and lively hub of activity. Services Provided Clarkson...