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Grahams Sports Centre & Boathouse

Project: Grahams Sports Centre & Boathouse

Client: Durham University

Value: £4.5m

£4.5m addition to the University campus. The centre incorporates an indoor powered rowing tank, fencing stiles, ergo area, offices and dance
studios. A new boat house and a boat launch deck to the River Wear was also constructed as part of the development scheme. The site was prone to flooding so the boat house design incorporated flood resilient measures. Other facilities included three dedicated physiotherapy treatment rooms, a multi-purpose dance studio and x-bike training room, a rowing ergo gallery housing 28 stations, each used to simulate the action of water-craft rowing.

Palace Green Library

Project: Palace Green Library

Client: Durham University

Value: £2.8m

Hickton provided Building, Mechanical and Electrical Clerk of Work services on Phase 2D of the Palace Green Library refurbishment. Our Clerk of Works inspected the new internal library space which was created by enclosing the courtyard of the building. Now complete the Library provided new reading and studying areas with a refreshing outlet.

Heart of the Campus

Project: Heart of the Campus

Client: Sheffield Hallam University

Value: £27m

The new £27m development designed by HML Architects houses the Department of Law and Criminology and the Department of Politics, Sociology and Psychology. Hickton provided Clerk of Works services direct to Sheffield Hallam University and monitored quality from start to finish ensuring the development was of the highest possible standard. In April 2015 this project won the Regional RIBA Award.

Social Science Refurbishment

Project: Social Science Refurbishment

Client: University of Leeds

Value: £8.5m

The aim of the £8.5m refurbishment project was to achieve an influential world-leading academic teaching and learning facility and under the
watchful eyes of Hickton Building, Mechanical and Electrical Clerk of Works the project completed successfully in 2015.


Project: CHP2

Client: University of Liverpool

Value: £6.1m

Hickton’s Clerk of Works closely monitored this £6.1m, prestigious 125 year old Grade II Listed building refurbishment, which now complete housing 2, 23 tonne CHP engines for the University of Liverpool.