Case Studies Aysgarth School

Evolution ticked all the boxes, even the budget Sports facility supplier Collinson plc was thrilled when Aysgarth School, an esteemed independent prep school chose an Evolution Sports facility for their site in North Yorkshire. Funds to make it all happen were jointly raised by the School and the Aysgarth School Foundation which was formed back in 2008 to raise funds for school building projects and the provision of bursaries. The School’s existing multi purpose facility is 25 years old. A steady increase in sporting activities at the School, combined with the unreliable British weather, meant there was often competition for space; the School managed this with many additional activities being undertaken off site. The decision was made to bring all the sports together on site and address other issues such as changing facilities for both the pupils and visiting teams. The task fell to the School’s Estates and Finance Manager, Andrew Francis who started researching the way forward, looking at the options available in terms of the sports facility, and the allimportant issue of funding and budgets. Following some research, Andrew came across and contacted Collinson who offer a design and build service for their range of sports facilities. Further to a site meeting and preliminary discussions, a draft layout and budget price was submitted for an Evolution Sports Hall. With the prospect that this could be achieved within budget, it was clear to Andrew that this was the best case scenario and gave him the confidence to take it forward.