Winchester Sport and Leisure

Winchester City Council

Project Details

CLIENT: Winchester City Council

PROJECT MANAGER: Mace

ARCHITECT: LA Architects
HNW

CIVIL ENGINEER: Arup

CONTRACTOR: Willmott Dixon
VALUE: £37 M

CONTRACT PERIOD: 93 Weeks
Start on site May 19

PROCUREMENT ROUTE: Two stage
open book design and build

FORM OF CONTRACT: NEC 3
Option A

TARGETED APPRENTICES
2 Technical 4 Trade

BIM: Level 2

PROJECT CONSISTS OF:

• New build high Olympic specification leisure centre with a 50 meter
and 20 meter swimming pool
• Hydrotherapy pool and water confidence area
• An eight court sports hall
• A large fitness suite
• Four-squash courts
• A Cafe and reception
• Associated landscaping
• Highways improvements and roundabout through 278 weeks

LESSONS LEARNT: THE GOOD

• Earlier engagement to influence customers throughout RIBA stage 1
and RIBA stage 4 design
• Buildability changes and savings made early on in the design process
• Collaborative working with customers’ incumbent team
• Appoint one design source

Apprentices 6
CCS Target Score 40/50
Target Waste Diverted 99%
Efficiency Saving Target 12%

Lessons learnt: THE CHALLENGES

• High ground water table
• Site has very close proximity to local neighbours
• Limited direct access to the customer -Winchester City Council
• Customers architect very closed to value engineered options
• Challenging times Variance between customers’ initial budget and
contractors RIBA stage 4 cost plan
• Sporadic information released and works information was not always clear

ContractGateway 2 Planning Gateway 3 Contract Agreement Variation
Cost£3.4m£36.4m+£2.4m
Time weeks weeksNIL

Contacts:

Guy Dawes, Framework Manager
Guy.Dawes@Willmottdixon.co.uk

Erika Buckenham, Framework Coordinator
Erika.Buckenham@Willmottdixon.co.uk

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