Grange School Sports Hall, Northwich, Cheshire

What the project involves

Aegis provided clerk of works – or site inspector – services to a new Sports Hall development at the Grange School near Northwich, Cheshire.

The 2,500 sq m sports hall comprises a modern, high-level facility including netball, football, basketball and badminton – and is large enough for all four badminton courts to be used at the same time.

Other facilities include an area for yoga, dance, gymnastics and aerobics, along with a dedicated space for rowing machines and free weights. In addition, there is an external climbing wall and state-of-the-art classrooms.

The project also includes a multi-use games area for sports such as netball and tennis, which will be fully floodlit and incorporate a high-performance surface. New changing rooms, along with catering facilities have also been included in the design.

How the client benefitted

Aegis provided professional support for all aspects of the development of the ultra-modern sports hall from January 2018 until the facility was handed over to the client at the end of March 2019.

Aegis’ clerk of works used his 34 years’ experience in construction to proactively assist the client and project manager in identifying problems and finding solutions.

Why it is crucial to understand the client and their needs

As the client’s on-site representative the clerk of works is responsible for ensuring effective quality control. This means monitoring that construction fully complies with the design and specification, as well as the requirements of good construction practice.