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Client

Medway Council

Location

Strood, Kent

Sector

Hotel & Leisure

Services

Clerk of Works
Employer's Agent
Quantity Surveying

Value

£1.9M

Strood Sports Centre has undergone a major refurbishment worth £1.9 million, transforming it into a more modern, spacious and inviting facility for all of Medway to enjoy.

The state-of-the-art fitness suite is double the size of the previous one, and there are new fitness studios that will host an exciting new programme of classes.

A brand new reception space has been formed, to provide the centre with a modern and clean entrance, welcoming the visitors to the facilities. Works on the changing areas and café facilities mean that the sports centre is more bustling than ever before.

The centre boasts more than 100 cardiovascular equipment, free weights and abdominal strengthening stations, along with new equipment including a Functional training zone, a Trixter indoor cycling and a power plate. The centre also has a new health suite with sauna and steam room.

Challenges.

Throughout the development of this project, the main driver was to ensure that the sports centre kept running throughout the construction phase. Therefore, a logistics plan was implemented and the scheme split into a number of distinct phases. This allowed the centre to continue and maximise their revenue stream throughout the period.

The scheme also included replacement of the et changing room cubicles, poolside, and this required careful time allocation during the installation period.

Innovation.

The project required a clear understanding of the client’s requirements in respect of capturing the brief for the leisure provision, especially the linking the requirements up with the commercial business case. This included consideration of flow of customers, equipment usage and heating/ventilation solutions.

The innovation for the scheme was to achieve the correct solutions using the existing building fabric, and clever design, to maximise the desired result.

Collaborative working.

We worked closely with Medway Council’s property team to ensure the scheme was a great success. The design team was headed up by HMY Architects, who brought their design and planning expertise to the scheme.

The project also received input from Pulse Fitness Equipment who were once procured were able to provide invaluable input to the logistics and requirements for the fitness spaces.

Project team.

  • Architect

    HMY Architects

  • Contractor

    Walker Construction