Sports & Leisure

Providing for the health and wellbeing of our communities, constructing facilities for people to enjoy in their spare time is a satisfying part of NCS’ work.

Northern Area Playing Fields Changing Pavillion, Washington

  • Client:

    Sunderland City Council
  • Value:

    £510,000
  • Duration:

    4 months

The works consist of a single storey, pitched roof changing pavilion, constructed within a residential area. The finished building provides six individual changing rooms, each incorporating a lobby area, changing room for 16 people, showers, toilets and wash basin area. Other facilities include a Kitchen area, store room and externally accessible toilets.

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The construction technique used to deliver the project involved the use of a light gauge steel frame system manufactured in panels off site, erected on site on prepared foundations and floor slab to provide the building carcass which was then clad in traditional brickwork. This enabled NCS to deliver the project in such a short timescale to the great satisfaction of our client.

Willowburn Sports & Leisure Centre Extension, Alnwick

  • Client:

    North Country Leisure
  • Value:

    £435,000
  • Duration:

    5 months

This project required the demolition of a retaining wall and the construction of a single storey studio, plant room and kitchen as well as associated external works. The building was constructed using a timber glulam post and curved beam structure, stone cavity wall and an aluminium curtain wall façade with a brise soleil.

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The works were procured on a two stage tender process to reduce the overall design and construction period and benefit from a quicker start on site. This allowed NCS to provide input into the buildability and site organisation due to works being carried out in a ‘live’ working environment within the existing leisure centre. The 2nd stage of the tender process was agreed on an ‘open book’ basis. This process proved successful as a value engineering/cost saving exercise was required in order to meet the Client’s budget constraints.

The project was completed to a high standard of quality, on time and within budget and with minimal disruption to the day to day activities of the existing leisure centre.

Tyne United Rowing Club Clubhouse

  • Client:

    Tyne United Rowing Club
  • Value:

    £360,000
  • Duration:

    5 months

This project involved the construction of a bespoke designed building for Tyne United Rowing Club to supplement and complement its existing facilities.

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The building incorporated a single storey steel frame on pad foundations, a standing seam roof covering with a metsec walling system. The walling system was completed externally with a combination of brickwork and cedar boarding panels. The works also included the provision of mechanical and electrical services, sewage treatment plant, river outfall, all internal finishes and hard and soft landscaping

The building was situated within the grounds of Tyne United Rowing Club in a rural location on the banks of the river Tyne with access and egress to the site particularly challenging, necessitating additional traffic management controls to protect pedestrians and the general public using a public right of way which is located adjacent to the river and remained operational throughout the contract period.

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