Caledonian to build new sports complex for Ashville College

Caledonian has won a £2.5 million project to build a new sports complex for Ashville College in Harrogate.

In addition to the offsite manufacture, delivery and installation of the new building, Caledonian will also provide full turnkey service including demolition and groundworks.

As an HMC independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged between 3-18 years, the new building at Ashville College has been designed to replace an existing sports complex that is used by both pupils and members of the public.

The ground floor of the sports complex will comprise a new reception / waiting area, new changing areas, office, treatment room, accessible changing area and additional WCs.

An existing tower will be demolished and replaced with a new stair tower, and a second tower will be constructed to provide access to the new first floor.

These independent sections will be clad in vertical timber cladding to contrast with the existing stonework.

The first floor will sit in between the two stair towers, extending over a new main entrance, which will be faced in a striking red cladding. This will create additional accommodation in the form of a new staff office, enlarged gymnasium and two new dance studios.

Paul Lang, Caledonian's chief executive said: “We are delighted to be working with such a prestigious organisation, and the Ashville project is another significant project for us, both in terms of complex offsite manufacture and our ability to deliver full turnkey projects."

Dean White, Bursar at Ashville College said: “The college has been planning the new sports centre for a couple of years and to finally start on the project is a really exciting time for us.

"We’re delighted to be working with Caledonian; this is a complex project for many reasons – location, timetable and also working in a live school environment – but Caledonian have given us the confidence they can manage and deliver just what we want.”

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