Kier has won the race for a £27m contract to redevelop the University of Nottingham’s sports centre.
The firm is understood to have fended off rivals Galliford Try, Bowmer & Kirkland and Interserve to take the scheme, that is to be known as the David Ross Sports Village after Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross who is part funding it.
Construction of the new complex is due to start shortly and will include a new main sports hall, 200 station health and fitness suite, sports science facilities and office accommodation.
It will also incorporate two adjoining and adaptable 10-court sports halls. There will also be a climbing wall, indoor sprint track, strength and conditioning facility, archery and fencing hall, dance studios, snooker hall and martial arts dojo. Squash courts are proposed including a full glass court with spectator seating.
The job also involves partial demolition of existing sports centre and relocation of services supplying the existing sports hall and surrounding buildings, including swimming pool which will remain in use throughout the project.
To minimise disruption to current sports members, a temporary facility will be constructed next to the fitness centre and Nightingale hall prior to the closure of the existing sports centre.
Gardiner and Theobald are acting as lead consultant, client facing project and cost manager, with Max Fordham acting as services engineer.