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...
Oxford Castle, Oxford

Oxford Castle, Oxford

Oxford Castle, Oxford         With significant experience in the heritage sector and a proven track record of Heritage Lottery Fund applications, Clarkson Alliance was the perfect choice when the Oxford Preservation Trust embarked upon an ambitious project to restore Grade I listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments dating back to the 11th century. The objective was to create a new heritage centre for the city called Oxford Castle Unlocked which would house a new visitor’s centre, education, centre, shop and café and would give the public access to parts of the site for the first time in a millennium. The centre would open up access to the site which included prison buildings and would tell the history of law and prison reform in Oxford over the last 1000 years as well as preserving the buildings for the next generation. The project was not without its risks and complexities and involved extensive collaboration between a diverse set of stakeholders including multi funding agencies, conservation groups and officers from various county councils as well as developers, contractors, design team and attraction operator. Clarkson Alliance’s experience with managing heritage projects, identifying areas of potential risk and providing solutions ahead of the problem was exemplified in its use of NEC for this project, focusing on the client’s objectives and making collaboration easier and more effective. The project was delivered in time for a visit from HRH Her Majesty The Queen and has subsequently been heralded a huge success, being held up by the Heritage Lottery Fund as an example of the benefits that its work and funding can deliver. The...