Refurbishment of Rushden pool wins national recognition

Independent management, design and construction consultancy Pick Everard is celebrating after winning a national award for its work at Rushden Pool

Independent management, design and construction consultancy Pick Everard is celebrating after winning a national award for its work at Rushden Pool

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The refurbishment work carried out at Rushden Pool has won national recognition.

Independent management, design and construction consultancy Pick Everard was the project manager and supervisors on the £250,000 project to improve facilities at the pool on behalf of East Northamptonshire Council.

Its work won the Small Project of the Year category at the inaugural NECAwards.

Pick Everard was appointed through the national Scape project and cost management framework.

Adrian Ceney, Scape framework director, said: “This was a challenging project for us in terms of timescales as we had just a two week lead-in time, a very tight timescale and budget to work with as well as political risks due to a potential penalty for East Northamptonshire Council should a delay have occurred.

“We worked together with the council and empa framework contractor Jeakins Weir to ensure that a transparent and collaborative approach was adopted, providing excellent results on time.

“The NEC Awards are all about collaboration and this project was a perfect example of working together as a project team to deliver for the client, and I am delighted this has been recognised.”

The NEC Awards focus on those projects that have achieved high levels of collaboration and demonstrate good practice as a result.

The Small Project Award is for contracts worth up to £500,000.

The first NEC contract, then known as the New Engineering Contract, was published in 1993. It was written in plain language and was designed to stimulate good management.