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Clients: GLL, SLM, Nuffield Health, Fitspace, Active Nation, Reebok, Virgin Active, 37 degrees, David Lloyd

We are experts in new build, extensions and operational leisure refurbishments nationwide, working on projects ranging in value from £50k – £10m. We have developed our business on complex, logistical operational refurbishments and by working closely with the operations team we ensure there is minimum impact on their business and customers. Our Major Projects sector now combines this detailed operational refurbishment knowledge when delivering extensions and complex refurbishments whilst the environment is still live. As well as construction delivery, we also assist many of our clients with the development of their initial concept designs, and provide buildability, and cost and programme advice. As a result of our in-depth understanding of the operational requirements of this sector we have established many repeat business clients both in the private and public sectors.

Case studies
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Another Space

Project: Another Space, Covent Garden
Value: £1.5 million
Duration: 16 weeks

VincentStokes was involved in this project from the feasibility stage, and was able to assist the client in ensuring that the unit was fit for purpose and also assisted in landlord lease negotiations. We have an extremely flexible approach and are experienced working with and managing design teams and specialist contractors/suppliers.

Here we worked alongside the client and with the design team, to develop the new brand, providing strategic project, programme and cost management services, concluding in a design and build delivery project. The project had logistical constraints, not only its central London location but its interface with residential flats above and landlords’ third parties. The facility included a hot yoga studio, large spin studio, HIIT studio, dry changing and reception/café area.

The success of this project has led to the client securing a new site on which we will be working.

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Third Space

Project: Third Space, Soho
Value: £3 million
Duration: Phased over 1.5 years

The Third Space Soho club is their flagship facility, located in the heart of London with a large high-profile membership. Whilst the works were on-going the Landlord (Grosvenor Estate) were converting the hostel above into luxury accommodation, which required additional phasing and interfacing to be taken into consideration. Each area was broken into its own phase and meticulously designed with the professional team so that it could be constructed efficiently whilst providing a high end/unique look.

Every phase was managed on its own, with logistics plans, detailed programmes and schedules. Every phase had a complete H&S plan developed for it, looking extensively at how we interfaced with the public/operators as well as the Grosvenor House contractors. The overall philosophy was to work with the client team to provide an upgrade to the club without impacting members. This involved being open and positive to changes in scope and approach to methodology/timings to suit the customer.

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SLM

Project: SLM, Taro
Value: £1.9 million
Duration: 32 weeks

SLM Taro was a very complex, phased scheme undertaken whilst the centre remained fully operational. The two-storey extension was at the front entrance of the building and therefore required the main reception to be relocated & extensive services temporarily diverted whilst we demolished the existing area. The new extension housed a new reception/café area at ground floor and an extension to the fitness suite at first floor.

Alongside these works a full refurbishment of the village change (located pool side) and dry side change was undertaken. Due to the intrusive nature of the works- affecting all changing facilities and the main reception area, an extensive collaboration with the operations team & the delivery team was undertaken looking at temporary facilities and phasing. This provided an effective solution to ensure members were impacted as least as possible, but also set out a clear communication strategy prior to any works commencing.

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SLM

Project: SLM, Three Rivers
Value: £7.4 million
Duration: 20 months

VincentStokes Ltd has built its business on complicated operational environments within the private and public leisure sectors. The works comprised of a 1200m2 extension to the existing building to accommodate a 25m pool, 13m learning pool, village change and all associated supporting facilities. The two-storey extension was a reinforced concrete, steel frame/clad construction including extensive glazing and a brise soleil, all which had to be interfaced into the existing building structure.

In order to support the extension to the building, all the buildings plant was renewed, power supplies up graded (including a new substation) and the buildings gas infra structure had to be re-directed and upgraded. These works were an integral part of the planning phasing to ensure the facility remained open.

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Third Space

Project: Third Space, Islington
Value: £10.5 million
Duration: 32 weeks

The new 50,000sq ft Third Space Islington club opened its doors to members in January 2020. The club will be Third Space’s first family offering with a crèche, children’s play, children’s Natural Fitness Food, as well as two children’s studios. The location of the facility in a sub basement (approx 11m underground) made the logistics of the project extremely challenging. The majority of the building materials were dropped into site via a small 3m x 1.5m hole or via a small goods lift. Technical issues centred around the waterproofing of the 2 pools as well as maintaining the tanking system installed by the landlord to retain the ground water.

The unit was part of a larger complex and therefore the ability to interface with the Landlords other specialist contractors was paramount. Coordination through deliveries and access was continually discussed and adapted. The finished product has been well received by the client, as well as by the 3000 members who signed up in anticipation of the stunning new facility.

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Gymbox

Project: Gymbox, Elephant & Castle
Value: £3 million
Duration: 20 weeks

The Gymbox Elephant & Castle site was a 25,000ft2 fit out of a brand new unit. The scheme included state of the art changing facilities, fantastic gym with break out cross fit areas, studios for spin, hot yoga and aerobics classes. Gymbox have some unique features in their gyms (DJ deck station) and have a fantastic urban brand style. The unit was part of a commercial complex and therefore it was essential that we interfaced with all other contractors and the Landlord on deliveries and progress. The project was extremely well planned using Last Planning techniques and was delivered on time and budget.

Leisure
Another Space, Covent Garden
Third Space, Soho
SLM, Taro
SLM, Three Rivers
Third Space, Islington
Gymbox, Elephant & Castle