Refurbishment of Rushden Splash Pool including the installation of new air handling units and ducting, re-tiling and cleaning the pool and changing rooms, showers and toilets and installing new changing cubicles, lockers and benches.

The Brief 

With only two weeks’ lead-in time, the project had to be delivered against a tight programme and with high political risks, with the council facing a £12,000 weekly penalty for late delivery.

Any delay would cause disruptions to pre-booked swimming classes, leading to unhappy customers – requiring amendments to the brief to meet time and cost targets.

Our Response 

Procurement of contractor Jeakins Weir via Scape Framework saved time, helping to meet delivery targets. Pick Everard’s preferred contract management solution, Sypro NEC3, gave all team members immediate access to risks/events raised and a platform for prompt response – with all Early Warnings and Compensation Events closed and agreed before handover.

Key facts

  • A transparent and collaborative open-book approach was adopted with the ability/commitment to make decisions, contributing to project success.
  • Identified significant cost savings, for example, saving £20,000 by changing from completely replacing lockers to changing doors only.
  • Final account was agreed and project handed over on time – ensuring no cost penalty was incurred by the client.



Project Information

Client: Northamptonshire County Council

Value: £278,000