CDM Services – Myerscough College High Performance Centre

What the project involves

Myerscough college is located north of Preston in the heart of rural Lancashire and is a UK centre of excellence for training and education in equine care, agriculture and sports. It is currently undergoing a £20 million revamp at its Bilsburrow campus. The latest phase of the revamp is the creation of a new £3.2 million High Performance Centre for Sport.

The project involved the demolition and removal of the existing Sportsturf centre and of the disused pavilion, followed by the construction of the new build. The new centre includes a purpose-built hall as well as a Strength and Conditioning suite and a separate new Sportsturf Management facility.

The buildings were constructed using steel frames with architectural blockwork walls incorporating composite clad curtain walling.

The project ran from December 2014 until June 2016

How the client is benefiting

Aegis was appointed to provide CDM Principal Designer services for the project. We added value by working with the college and the contractors, Carefoot PLC, to implement and manage the new CDM 2015 regulations. This ensured the legal duties of all those involved in the project were met and understood, as well as improving the overall health and safety of the project.

The new High Performance Centre for Sport has enhanced Myerscough’s existing sporting connections and the larger hall will allow sport to be played at a more elite level, significantly benefiting students and members of the public.

Why it is crucial to understand the client and their needs.

Aegis has provided CDM services from the initial introduction of the regulations in 1994, right up until the present day.

We have worked on a wide range of education projects in varying sizes across the North West, including Blackpool and the Fylde College’s Advanced Technology Centre and Construction Skills Centre; Preston’s College’s iSTEM Centre; and Blackburn College’s RATH Building and leisure centre.

This understanding and expertise ensured the project progressed safely and efficiently, allowing it to reach completion on schedule in June 2016.