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Overview

Hookway has broad experience within the leisure sector having undertaken many projects throughout the country. Examples include sports halls, swimming pools, Multi-use games areas (MUGA), public park improvements and visitor centres to name a few.

Each type of project will present unique challenges and Hookway understands the importance of addressing and managing these individual issues.
Projects within this sector often have funding obtained from various sources, such as Lottery, and we are able to assist with funding applications and also the reporting often required as part of the funding agreement.
The financial sustainability and viability of such projects is often key and Hookway is able to offer invaluable advice at an early stage to assist with business case reports and viability due diligence.  

 

Our Approach

Understanding the needs, budget and aspirations of leisure projects is key if the end result is to be a success from both a usability and financial viewpoint. Hookway always takes the time to fully understand what the requirements are from all viewpoints and then work collaboratively with all stakeholders to deliver the project.

Due to the nature of leisure projects it is often also essential that the necessary specialist teams are consulted at an early stage to ensure that the project budget is realistically set; the award winning collaborative ethos that drives our team of professional surveyors ensures that the end result is achievable on time and on budget. 

As with all our projects the point of contact will be a Partner who’s many years of experience will drive the project to a successful conclusion and provide hours of enjoyment for all who use the facility.

 

Related case studies

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Multi Use Games Areas

An impressive new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) installed for St Bonaventure’s School in Bristol is just one example of many such projects that we have undertaken.

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Page Park - planning stage

The Friends of Page Park are a charity based in Bristol who were set up in 1999 with the aim of protecting and refurbishing Page Park in Bristol.

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Residential pool

A private client approached Hookway to assist with providing early budget advice on a new build swimming pool within the garden of their home.

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Award winning project Page Park

Page Park’s new community building has been short listed in the West of England LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018 in the category of Best Public Service.

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Testimonial

“We had to prepare and construct additional facilities, within two terms, to accommodate a child with severe and profound needs. The initial task seemed totally overwhelming, however Hookway took on the role of project managing the nearly £100,000 extension and enabled school life to continue with very few changes. ”

“The needs of the school were always at heart and I felt that I had a voice in the process. The two new classrooms are fantastic. They are light, airy and spacious, and the children love them. The children refer to them as the ‘Posh Wing’.”

“We have just had two new class rooms constructed for our school and Hookway managed the whole project, which really took the pressure off me. They were brilliant, managing the contractors and making sure that we were all kept fully informed as the project progressed, with all updates given in a timely manner.”

“The new building has been open for over a year and teachers and pupils are still excited about it. It is so well designed in terms of light, space and ventilation that it is a joy to work in. The projecting roof at each end creates fantastic covered play space.”

“Hookway have helped to transform our aging washrooms over the past few months with minimum disruption to the school. Project management and funding application have been undertaken by Hookway in a very professional and helpful manner and we look forward to working with them in the future. ”

“After a fantastic refurbishment of our Grade II* listed building roof last year, Hookway has excellently project managed a complete transformation of our asbestos roofs.”

News

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