RJD Associates (North West) Limited are very pleased to announce that we have been appointed as CDM Principal Designer on a prestigious local development project that involves expanding the leisure facilities at Crow Wood Leisure Limited. The Crow Wood Leisure complex sits within approximately 100 acres of woodland located within Green Belt land to the northwest of Burnley town centre and is adjacent to Junction 11 of the M65 motorway. The existing buildings and facilities within the leisure complex include Crow Wood Leisure, The Woodland Spa, Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Soccer Burnley and Crow Wood Hotel, with Crow Wood Leisure occupying the main building within the centre of the Crow Wood estate. The current Crow Wood leisure complex comprises a spa and leisure club, which includes a gym, swimming pool and racquet facilities.

The proposed works will be carried out in two phases, with Phase 1 comprising alterations to the leisure facilities, which include:

  • Forming a revised entrance to accommodate relocated Studios
  • Relocating the aerobic, spin and yoga studios
  • Expanding the gym offering
  • Forming new WCs including increase accessible provision

Phase 2 of the project comprises works to the spa including the following:

  • Forming a new spa entrance, including public reception, spa treatment waiting areas and supporting functions
  • Enlarging and connecting into the existing thermal spa experience
  • Forming additional treatment rooms
  • Forming a new roof terrace with restaurant provision
  • Enlarging the kitchen facilities
  • Amalgamating staff administration spaces
  • Forming new staff changing and rest facilities
  • Forming supporting plant spaces

Key health and safety considerations on this project include managing the interfaces between construction operations and the Client’s undertakings, assessing any site constraints that may present buildability issues including any areas where erecting scaffolding, positioning lifting equipment etc. may be problematic, location of the construction site compound and consideration on whether it will need to relocated in conjunction with the phasing of the works, and whether the compound needs to be screened off, general buildability considerations including restricted access and working space within the work areas, fire safety and the post-completion access and maintenance strategy for the various areas where work at height will be required.

RJD Associates look forward to working alongside the project team, which is being led by ICA, during both the pre-construction and construction phases to ensure a successful delivery of the scheme. Further information on this exciting project can be viewed at the following link from the ICA website: https://ica.studio/insights/crow-wood-extension-approval