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John Orwell Sports Centre

Project Insights

  • Client London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Contractor Thornton Sports
  • Contract Value £240,000.00
  • Duration 3 Months
  • Address John Orwell Sports Centre, Tench Street, Wapping, London E1W 2QD
  • Development Refurbishment of the existing synthetic pitch including all ancillary works at John Orwell Sports Centre.

Project Description

Martin Arnold were appointed as Contract Administrators to oversee the transformation of the John Orwell Sports Centre located in the heart of Wapping. In recent years the condition of the facility has deteriorated, which resulted in the hockey pitch not meeting the required standards for higher league games. Refurbishment works were carried out to the hockey pitch with the addition of 2 spectator stands, 2 team shelters and various ancillary works.  The project was completed on time and within budget.

Critical Challenges

Due to the complexity of the levels on the hockey pitch, we explored an alternative option of repairing the sub-layer, rather than replacing, with the contractor as this would ensure the profile of the pitch is retained whilst also providing substantial cost savings to the client. MA carried out various value for money assessments and provided our client with our professional advice on the suitability of the options.

This was a successful project with MA delivering a high quality hockey pitch which achieved full FIH compliance.

 

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