Case Study

Leisure

Crewe Lifestyle Centre

Crewe

Client
Cheshire East Council
Location
Crewe
Value
£15.5m
Contractor
Kier
Start
August 2014
Completion
May 2016
Sector
Leisure
Form of Contract
NEC C
Delivery Type
Design & Build

The multi-award winning Crewe Lifestyle Centre enables efficient delivery of leisure and community services, whilst also facilitating regeneration and enhancing the health and well-being of local people. It is a place to read and learn, exercise, participate in community events and to receive social services on offer by the Council.

The scheme involved a large and diverse number of stakeholders; collaborative team working, clear communication and continual liaison was key to successfully managing stakeholder aspirations, and achieving a design which delivers the requirements for the users within the client’s budget.

Local Employment and Community Engagement
• Collaborative working ensured that Crewe Lifestyle Centre delivered the aims of Cheshire East Council’s ‘Sustainable Community Strategy’
• A total of 8 new and sustained apprentices worked on the site
• Two ‘Meet the Buyer’ events were held to help local sub-contractors become involved with the project
• 84.3% of the labour force lived within 30 miles of site
• Several site tours were given throughout construction to a number of groups including end users, staff, students from a local high school and college and local charities
• The local Autism Networks charity benefited through volunteer work from the site team. They helped open their training room/ cyber café by assisting with plastering and painting walls
• New tarmac has also been provided to the front of the Autism Networks building in order to create a small car park

To date, the project has been awarded:
Cheshire, Wirral & Warrington Sub-Regional Project of the Year – North West Regional Construction Awards 2017
Value Award – North West Regional Construction Awards 2017
Community Benefit Award – RICS Awards 2017
Best Public Service Building – Local Authorities Building Control Awards 2017

Highly Recommended – Project of the Year: Building – North West Regional Construction Awards 2017

“The site for the building was a constrained town centre site and Kier’s skills and team working was essential in creating a solution to meet our users’ diverse needs and create an integrated and flexible asset.”
Steve Cottle – Project Manager, Cheshire East Council