We were approached by a project manager working for one of the largest building companies in the UK. They had won the contract to build a brand new leisure centre near Manchester and were looking for a company to supply and install a range of modular climbing walls. However, this was a council project and as such certain aspects of the project were to be carried out by preferred or even mandatory suppliers. We were contacted very late into the project when the mandatory supplier dropped out of the project leaving them with a major problem.
We needed to move quickly. We were asked if we could get as close visually to the previous wall designs as possible with maybe a few small changes. This presented some problems as we needed to create similar designs from scratch. We were also asked to create a bespoke attraction using their official logo as well as a custom and unique attraction capturing a sense of the city. Site visits were conducted with our full management and engineer teams and we went into the design phase almost immediately.
With this being such a large project we worked alongside the building contractor and specifically their Project Manager, the Council team and Project Manager as well as an overall budget controller. This brought many communication headaches which we were always able to overcome through our flexibility, willingness to help and positive attitude.
With this being a Council project we were asked to walk them through manufacture step by step. We begun this by taking the Project Managers to our factories to show them where we put their attractions together. After this initial visit we documented our progress every few days with photos and videos that were sent to all. Further factory visits were made and this gave the clients a real peace of mind to see regular progress and to understand the quality of the manufacturing.
Despite incredibly tight timelines and a few logistical headaches, we were ready to arrive and begin installation on time. We had been given a very small and cramped area to install into which again, presented a number of challenges. We had to use all of our team’s expertise and creativity to put a suitable installation plan together that didn’t include cranes or other standard machinery you would expect to be used for such a construction.
Installation was completed ahead of our agreed upon completion date. We then carried out full staff training and even arranged some practice for the staff outside of opening hours. The climbing section opened alongside the rest of the leisure centre and instantly proved to be wildly popular..
Multiplay’s contribution to the project.
Manufactured and installed:
- Modular Climbing Walls
On site build:
- Rubber Crumb Flooring
If you’d like to know more about our work on this, or any other project, please contact us.