Elliott Associates provided a number of tailored services (these included Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor, Project Management and Clerk of Works) for Eagles Community Foundation and Newcastle Eagles in the delivery of their new purpose built Arena on Scotswood Road, Newcastle. The project was delivered via an amended JCT Design and Build form of Contract and included numerous End User Stakeholders including Eagles Community Foundation who provide extensive community services, Newcastle Eagles professional basketball team (the most successful North East Professional Team) and their Grant Providers and Funders, Newcastle City Council, the Local Enterprise Partnership and Sport England.
Elliott Associates provided support to the Client who did not have any experience of delivering a construction project. Whilst delivering the project, managing various Stakeholders with varying requirements, to a strict timescale and within a limited budget proved an interesting challenge to the entire delivery team.
The Eagles Community Foundation arena opened in January 2019 and has since been home to numerous sell-out crowds, whilst providing a sustainable community centre hub for the surrounding neighbourhood and wider communities throughout the North East. Elliott Associates took a key role in the delivery of specialist elements including but not limited to; a timber sprung floor to FIBA Level 1 standards, dynamic and flexible lighting to ensure HD quality camera coverage without compromising various community sports, 18nr retractable hoops (one of only two Arenas in the UK to make this claim) and 2,800 bleacher seats.
Elliott Associates were proud to take such an active role in the successful delivery of this extensive project, which provides such a huge social and community benefit in the heart of the city.