Case Study


Northwich Memorial Court

Northwich, Cheshire

Cheshire West and Chester Council
Northwich, Cheshire
£15 Million
Wates Construction
October 2013
May 2015
Form of Contract
Delivery Type
Design and Construct

A £15m new Lifestyle Centre for Northwich. The centre includes a 25m swimming pool, gym and spa, 500 person multipurpose theatre and conference venue, supported by community spaces, cafe and bar.

Integrating with the local community and businesses
• Meet the buyer events were held to maximise opportunities for local businesses and suppliers. The events was a huge success with over 150 attendees including local MP Graham Evans
• 55% local labour on-site and opportunities provided for seven apprentices
• Poetry created by local school children and community groups was brought to life on the construction hoardings in an exciting art project.
• Liaison with local school, including site visit by Ivor Goodsite
• Shared procurement with Ellesmere Port Sports Village. This has provided shared learning, and generated real best value solution
• Wates and supply chain partner, Adana Construction sponsored the Cheshire Classic Women’s Road Race 2014 and 2015
• The Chester ‘Dragon Boat Race’ event was attended by Wates staff from both leisure centre projects (Northwich and Ellesmere Port) and CWaC staff to raise money for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

I just wanted to say a big thank you for allowing us to visit the pool. It has been a wonderful opportunity for our children and one I know that they will remember for a long time”.
Tracy Parr, Deputy Head, Witton Walk Primary School