Sports & Fitness Centre

University of Liverpool

John Turner was awarded this project through the University of Liverpool’s framework. The project included alterations, extension and refurbishment to the existing sports and fitness centre to create additional recreational activities.

The phased works comprised six sections which were often carried out with the client in close proximity:

  • formation of a new sports hall main entrance with aluminium screens, reception desk, turnstiles and the creation of offices
  • construction of new foundations and steelwork frame within the existing building to form a multi-use sports hall at first floor level featuring championship level courts for 5-a-side football, netball, volleyball and badminton. A mezzanine level was introduced to form a climbing and bouldering wall facility. The ground floor was refurbished to create a state of the art gymnasium with top of the range equipment, weights room, dance and class studio as well as remedial therapies including sports massage, body massage and reflexology
  • complete refurbishment of the first floor including the construction of new offices, spinning studio, viewing gallery and new bistro cafe and social spaces
  • extension and refurbishment of existing male and female changing rooms including additional showers, WC’s and individual cubicles
  • refurbishment of existing staff offices and recreation area on the ground floor as well as a kitchen and dining area
  • construction of an extension to create a secure storage area for the sports hall equipment.

Other works included M&E works, internal finishes, specialist flooring and sports surfaces as well as specialist equipment installation.

The project was completed whilst the Sports and Fitness Centre remained occupied and operational in all areas throughout the duration.

Client: University of Liverpool

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. “




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