sports buildings

Ashville College’s new sports facility took just 20 weeks to complete

offsite offers minimal disruption to both the operation of the facility and the local community

utilising 3D visuals at the early design stages. This was a challenging project, on a very

precise footprint, with the new sports complex positioned between existing buildings, and being a boarding school, with a live campus, encircled by a residential neighbourhood. As a result, the accuracy of design and

installation were key factors taken into account before the college chose our off-site solution. There was also a very strict timescale amongst other contractual obligations, all of which were achieved on time, within budget and before the new school term began.

full service With a striking design featuring a projecting entrance pod, and a large, open area gymnasiumspace with full height windows to maximise natural light, we pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved by off- site construction. The ground floor comprises a new

reception and waiting area, new changing areas, office, treatment room, accessible changing facilities and further WCs. In

addition to the offsite manufacture, delivery and installation of the new sports complex, we provided a full turnkey service including demolition and ground-works. An existing tower on site was demolished and replaced with a new stair tower, with a second tower being constructed to provide access to the new first floor. These independent sections are clad in vertical timber cladding to contrast with the existing stonework. The management team at the school

partnered with us because of our ability to implement ways of bringing the strict delivery date forward, minimising disruption to the staff, pupils and the general running of the school. Our design and site management teams worked very closely with the college at tender and post order stage to help identify opportunities to reduce timescales, including weekly progress reviews against milestones for the duration of the project. In the end the entire project, from start to finish, took a total of just 20 weeks to complete. Modern methods of construction offer

significant potential to reduce build schedules, make budgets go further and minimise 25

construction waste, all of which means it will play a significant part in delivering the government’s strategy for improved health and fitness within the UK. Latest off-site systems, like that delivered at Ashville College, are creating high quality, value for money sports facilities that not only help to improve fitness in pupils and the rest of the community, but also help to generate a much needed extra income for our educational establishments.

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