• About Us

    Despite being part of the construction industry, many of the people involved in artificial sports surfaces only have a limited construction background.  That is not the case with the Sports Construction Consultancy who can relate to all other professionals involved in the construction industry.

    The many years of experience create a rounded background and the ability to utilise varied experience and to confidently co-ordinate the input of specialists in related fields.  The broad base of experience and network of associates will willingly be offered to clients. It is appreciated that most organisations lack resources of this type and look for professional and technical support.

    Many projects involve the recognised procurement requirements of design, specification, tender documentation and contract supervision.

    The company has Exor Accreditation and Constructionline Registration which often eases a clients’ route to the procurement of professional services. Experience as a CDM co-ordinator (now Principal Designer) is also important when completing design stage risk assessments, in the case of a full design service and the Sports Construction Consultancy also provides this service.

    Projects can be as diverse as the project management of small tennis or netball scheme, a Skate Park Development to a National Facility Strategy Athletics Project, World Class Water-Based Pitch Projects for Hockey or major facility Master Planning.

    bobThe company provides technical support for Sport England Lottery applications as well as providing the expertise for developers seeking Section 106 agreements with local authorities.

    Condition assessment and maintenance recommendations reports are undertaken – these often lead to outline specifications and budget costings for remedial or replacement works.

    The Consultancy has also, from time to time, been commissioned to write a technical report to assist the settlement of disputes in sports construction projects.

    Having competed at regional level at athletics and cross country and at a lower level in many other sports, Bob Scrivener is able to provide a unique empathy with stakeholders in sports projects.  He has coached, officiated and been involved at club official and committee level and, so, can also relate directly to a sports based client.

    The company consistently achieves a high level of client satisfaction and much repeat business.

    The consultancy is a Professional Services Group Member of SAPCA (The Sport and Play Contractor’s Association) and the proprietor is a Chartered Engineer (M.I.C.E.) as well as a Member of the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (M.I.L.A.M.).

    This company holds Professional Indemnity Insurance.

    Key Personnel

    Bob Scrivener is a Chartered Civil Engineer with a broad base of construction experience but in sports related projects for around 30 years.  His life has revolved around sport and construction.  He is a member of his local athletics club, runs but not competitively any more, plays golf but less frequently than he would like and is a keen supporter of Ipswich Town FC.

    Chris Rogers is an RIBA architect who has project managed projects for Blue Chip Companies but has provided drawing expertise for the Sports Construction Consultancy for around 10 years.  Chris plays golf, better than Bob (!), and is also an avid sports fan, especially of rugby.

    George Shiels is a highly qualified Agronomist who works throughout the UK and Internationally.  Apart from his natural turf Sports Construction Consultancy Projects, George is very well respected in golf course construction implementation and in natural grass management.  George is a keen rower.

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