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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: £various

We have provided Clerks of Works services to Durham University for over 10 years and has seen the successful completion of an array of different projects including multiple phases at the Palace Green Library based on their world heritage site, the Pace Building, the new Ogden Centre for fundamental Physics and the Arthur Holmes Data Centre. We are currently working on the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at the Collingwood College campus.


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 Clerks 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 Clerks of Works the project completed successfully in 2015.


Project: Isaac Newton Phases 1 & 2

Client: Lincoln University

Value: £45M

We provided building, mechanical and electrical Quality Site Inspection services on Phase 1 of this £28m project at Lincoln University which involved an extension to the existing Engineering Hub building and associated internal modifications.

We were also appointed on the £17m second phase 2 of the project which involved the construction of the new Isaac Newton building together with the remaining internal modifications to the existing Hub building and the associated external works.


Project: Centre for Medicine

Client: University of Leicester

Value: £42M

We were appointed to undertake Building Clerks of Works services on this £42m, state-of-the-art, academic medical facility for the University of Leicester. Built over 13,000m2 in three linked buildings, the Centre for Medicine brings together the university’s leading academics, researchers, clinicians and students, and provides teaching, office, lecture, laboratory and support space for around 2,350 occupants.


Project: Bill Bryson Library, Durham University, Durham

Client: GSS Architecture

The project included the refurbishment of Levels 1 and 2 of the West Wing within the Bill Bryson Library at Durham University and the refurbishment of the existing café area, overseen by our Building and M&E Clerks of Works.