Sports Centre

Edge Hill University

A new two storey Sports Centre was completed on an occupied campus to provide fun recreational opportunities for students, staff and the local community.

The bright and spacious building was completed in two phases, firstly shell construction followed by the fit out including specialist and bespoke items providing:

  • a 100-station fitness suite
  • four-court gymnasium
  • four-court sports hall with viewing gallery for basketball, netball, badminton, five-a-side football and general sports use
  • squash court
  • 25-metre swimming pool
  • aerobics and dance studio
  • health suite with sauna and steam rooms
  • changing facilities
  • sports therapy clinic
  • classroom
  • café and lounge area
  • plant room.

Facilities externally include six grass rugby and football pitches; three floodlit 3G 6-a-side courts; floodlit 3G astroturf rugby football and hockey pitches; 8-lane athletics track and a 2.5km fitness conditioning trail.

New ecological features and wildlife habitats were created, including mixed-woodland areas and footpaths linking to Ruff Wood, wildflower meadows, open grassland and a new wildlife pond. The complex is fully accessible to wheelchair users and is utilised by the University and local community.

Collaboration with Sport England throughout the project was key to ensure regulations were adhered to and the sizes of the courts and pitches complied with the required specifications.

Client: Edge Hill University

Value: £10.3m

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “

1907

Established

15 +

Years RoSPA Accredited

Over 130

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