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press release: Alliance Leisure

Project team for £10 million Citadel Leisure Centre revamp unveiled

07 Nov 2023
Alliance Leisure, is leading the project to revitalise Citadel Leisure Centre at Ayr Harbour / Alliance Leisure / South Ayrshire Council
South Ayrshire Council has appointed the project team to deliver the £10 million redevelopment of Citadel Leisure Centre at Ayr Harbour.

Leisure development specialist, Alliance Leisure, is leading the project to revitalise the centre, which is used by some 300,000 people a year.

Working alongside Alliance Leisure are architect and principal designer, Holmes Miller, and principal contractor Robertson Construction Central West. The rest of the design and build team comprises Axiom Project Services as project managers and quantity surveyors, WPS as mechanical and electrical consultants and structural engineers Stuer.

The project has been secured through the UK Leisure Framework, which is owned by Denbighshire Leisure Ltd (DLL) and has long proved a successful vehicle for delivering leisure transformations across the UK. The comprehensive refurbishment will address necessary repair work and will also see the introduction of exciting new facilities to enhance the user experience and create an inviting play, sports and recreation destination for both residents and visitors.

"These are exciting times for the Citadel Leisure Centre," said Councillor Brian Connolly,
Sport and Leisure Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council. "I am delighted that a project team has been appointed and we can proceed with plans to revitalise this popular facility. Alliance Leisure has been injecting life into leisure facilities for 25 years and I am confident they can transform the Citadel to ensure it continues to boost the health and wellbeing of locals and visitors for many years to come."

"We have assembled a fantastic project team, led by leisure development experts Alliance Leisure, to deliver a first class leisure centre for Whitchurch," said Jonny Curley,
Senior Business Development Manager, Alliance Leisure. "Their combined experience and expertise will ensure we provide residents with the health and wellbeing facilities they want and need, both now and in the future. The new leisure centre will not only deliver a superb service to residents, it will also benefit from modern technologies that optimise efficiencies and support the councils aim to achieve net zero by 2030."

Andy McLinden, Managing Director of Robertson Construction Central West added: "Working with Alliance Leisure to support the Council in improving and revamping existing buildings for local communities, the much-loved Citadel Leisure Centre will receive a transformation of its facilities. With the end users in mind, we will ensure that we deliver a thriving community leisure hub that will promote accessible sport and physical activity opportunities for the local community and beyond."
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Tel: +44 (0)1458 877558
Address: 2340/2440 The Quadrant, Aztec West, Bristol, BS324AQ, United Kingdom
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press release: Alliance Leisure

Project team for £10 million Citadel Leisure Centre revamp unveiled

07 Nov 2023
Alliance Leisure, is leading the project to revitalise Citadel Leisure Centre at Ayr Harbour / Alliance Leisure / South Ayrshire Council
South Ayrshire Council has appointed the project team to deliver the £10 million redevelopment of Citadel Leisure Centre at Ayr Harbour.

Leisure development specialist, Alliance Leisure, is leading the project to revitalise the centre, which is used by some 300,000 people a year.

Working alongside Alliance Leisure are architect and principal designer, Holmes Miller, and principal contractor Robertson Construction Central West. The rest of the design and build team comprises Axiom Project Services as project managers and quantity surveyors, WPS as mechanical and electrical consultants and structural engineers Stuer.

The project has been secured through the UK Leisure Framework, which is owned by Denbighshire Leisure Ltd (DLL) and has long proved a successful vehicle for delivering leisure transformations across the UK. The comprehensive refurbishment will address necessary repair work and will also see the introduction of exciting new facilities to enhance the user experience and create an inviting play, sports and recreation destination for both residents and visitors.

"These are exciting times for the Citadel Leisure Centre," said Councillor Brian Connolly,
Sport and Leisure Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council. "I am delighted that a project team has been appointed and we can proceed with plans to revitalise this popular facility. Alliance Leisure has been injecting life into leisure facilities for 25 years and I am confident they can transform the Citadel to ensure it continues to boost the health and wellbeing of locals and visitors for many years to come."

"We have assembled a fantastic project team, led by leisure development experts Alliance Leisure, to deliver a first class leisure centre for Whitchurch," said Jonny Curley,
Senior Business Development Manager, Alliance Leisure. "Their combined experience and expertise will ensure we provide residents with the health and wellbeing facilities they want and need, both now and in the future. The new leisure centre will not only deliver a superb service to residents, it will also benefit from modern technologies that optimise efficiencies and support the councils aim to achieve net zero by 2030."

Andy McLinden, Managing Director of Robertson Construction Central West added: "Working with Alliance Leisure to support the Council in improving and revamping existing buildings for local communities, the much-loved Citadel Leisure Centre will receive a transformation of its facilities. With the end users in mind, we will ensure that we deliver a thriving community leisure hub that will promote accessible sport and physical activity opportunities for the local community and beyond."
More press releases and updates from Alliance Leisure:
On Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Councillors and Officers from Hyndburn Borough Council met with Alliance Leisure and members of the ISG construction team to celebrate the start of works on the new, state-of-the -art, leisure and sports complex on Wilson Playing Fields in Clayton-le- Moors.
Alliance Leisure has completed the refurbishment of two gym spaces at Sport Wales National Centre to enhance the workout experience at the home of Welsh sport, with more Sport Wales- funded projects underway, including the country’s first interactive squash court.
This month sees the public opening of the new build football hub within the grounds of Derby Racecourse, an event that puts a new marker in the sand for development partner, Alliance Leisure, as the company’s 250th completed project since its launch 25 years ago.
Alliance Leisure has made a raft of new appointments across the business to support its continued growth. The new appointments come as the leisure development specialist celebrates 25 years of transforming leisure provision across the UK.
Walsall Council has launched a dedicated BOX12 boxing-based boutique training facility within the footprint of an established leisure centre.
Alliance Leisure: news from HCMmag.com and FitTechGlobal.com
The UK’s most recently-formed local government body – North Yorkshire Council – is making wellbeing a fundamental priority, with the launch of a raft of new facilities backed by £47.9m (US$60.6m, €55.3m) of investment.
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Construction work has begun on a £13m community sports hub in Barking, East London.
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To kick off the new year, Alliance Leisure has announced the appointment of industry heavy- weight, Jonny Curley, to drive leisure development across Scotland.
Alliance Leisure: featured in HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Interview: Sarah Watts
As Alliance Leisure celebrates its 25th anniversary, its founder and CEO tells Kate Cracknell why Alliance will never build another leisure centre
HCM People: Jamie Groves
Denbighshire Leisure’s turnover has increased by 25 per cent since 2021, so the developments have paid for themselves and more
Health is a national asset that drives prosperity at an individual and collective level. Alliance Leisure CEO, Sarah Watts, explains how the organisation is supporting communities through the reimagining of public sector leisure
Show preview: Elevate 2023
As the industry in the UK gears up for this annual trade event, HCM gives the lowdown on what you can expect
Alliance Leisure
Tel: +44 (0)1458 877558
Address: 2340/2440 The Quadrant, Aztec West, Bristol, BS324AQ, United Kingdom
Sarah Watts, ceo
Key personnel
Sarah Watts, ceo
Paul Cluett, managing director
James Foley, commercial director
Tom Fairey, development director
Paul Woodford, strategic engagement director
John Leaver, marketing & frameworks director
Julia Goddard, senior business development manager
Jonny Curley, senior business development manager
Key customers
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Plans for the next 12 months
Our company goal as we emerge from the pandemic is to stand side-by-side with partners and not just help the sector recover but truly thrive. We are constantly innovating and are currently exploring new activities, alongside best in class health, leisure and wellbeing solutions. We are committed to continuing to measure the social value created across our developments and use the National Themes Outcomes and Measures (TOMs) Framework.
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"Over the coming years, Denbighshire Leisure will continue to work with Alliance Leisure, breaking down investment barriers to ensure communities across the UK have access to the facilities they need to live more active, health and prosperous lives."
– Jamie Groves, managing director at Denbighshire Leisure
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