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The Oratory School - Sports Centre


Our hotel and leisure portfolio comprises city centre hotels, country and golf clubs as well as sports facilities.  We have delivered modest extensions through to new multi-facility wet and dry sports and health centres for private and public clients.


Westminster City Council

Huntley Cartwright acted as quantity surveyor for the construction of an environmentally friendly sports and community centre.  This project was substantially funded by Sport England and involved creating a main sports hall, multi-purpose hall, dance studio, fitness suite and skills active suite complete with changing room facilities. 


The building, on a tight site with numerous planning considerations, achieved a BREEAM rating of “excellent”.


Woodcote, Oxfordshire

Huntley Cartwright was appointed as quantity surveyor and employer’s agent for the Phase 2 project of the sports centre.


The works comprised the demolition of the existing pool and plant room and their replacement with new facilities.  The project also included the construction of new changing rooms, a foyer and reception area, together with the refurbishment of the squash courts.


The existing indoor tennis and sports hall remained in use throughout.




Huntley Cartwright was engaged to provide quantity surveying services. 


The building is located on a former RAF airfield.  The residential development and business park combines offices, workshop units, residential, leisure, education and retail buildings. 


The project was conceived by a director of Liberty Property Trust as a golf clubhouse, designed in the style of an American colonial house.  Levels were an important aspect of the design to ensure that the entrance to the clubhouse from the car park and the exit to the golf course were accurately positioned. 


The procurement route was design and build.  The project was completed on time and on budget.


Thornton Heath, Greater London

Huntley Cartwright provided a full quantity surveying service for the redevelopment of the Thornton Heath leisure centre. 

The project involved the demolition of the existing Victorian baths.  The ground was improved using vibro-compaction prior to the construction of a 25 metre swimming pool, teaching pool, four court sports hall, crèche, dance studio and a 65-place gym.  In addition a new café, wet and dry changing facilities, associated staff facilities and basement plant rooms were built.


Huntley Cartwright assisted the council in obtaining a Sport England grant.  Detailed value engineering studies were also carried out on the design to achieve the best value for the council.


University of Surrey

Huntley Cartwright were appointed as quantity surveyor to manage an architect’s competition and were appointed CDM co-ordinator.

The new sports facility comprises a 50 metre swimming pool, two multi-purpose sports halls, a fitness centre, multi-purpose activity rooms, squash courts, climbing walls, changing rooms, a kitchen, a bar, a café, a disabled access lift, staff administration areas, external utilities and M&E services.  The scheme replaces the existing Varsity Centre which remained open until the new facilities were completed.

The challenges for the construction included minimising the impact on students, staff, visitors and the environment, whilst achieving the quality of installation and workmanship required to realise the project’s design concept.


University of Surrey

This project was to provide a student hub, restaurant, meeting rooms and 42 studio bedrooms. The Reception Building completed the University of Surrey's Phase 1 development of over 2,000 study bedrooms. 


The restaurant space is open and spacious with a fully equipped kitchen capable of serving students and large-scale functions. 


Each studio room has its own kitchenette and ensuite bath/shower.

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