Sandiway Golf Club, set in the heart of Cheshire, has just completed an exciting and challenging refurbishment of its bar, lounge and reception facilities. Initially the project was slow to get off the ground due to the nervousness of the members to commit the club to significant borrowing during the recession. The committe came up with alternative schemes that practical, affordable and deliverable from within existing club funds and could be completed within in a relatively short window of opportunity between January–March 2010.
The best way forward in the current climate was to split the project into two phases, downstairs bar and lounges and upstairs kitchen and dining areas. The first phase was to concentrate on the ground floor area to get things moving.
From January the project picked up at a frantic pace with final tender specifications being completed. The club were fortunate in finding a design architect, principal contractor and interior design and refurbishment specialist locally. The contract start date was agreed for 1st February with implementation scheduled before Easter – just eight weeks from start to finish.
The project team, appointed from within the club, worked extremely hard with all the contractors and suppliers used in the delivery of the planned scheme to ensure that the project was completed on time and reopened to members on 1st April as intended.
The interior furnishings and fitting were commissioned and supplied by a local firm Stylematters Ltd whose chief executive Jim Barton provided valuable input in helping to get the project off the ground.
Barton said: “I was delighted to be involved and of assistance to the club in upgrading the clubhouse facilities to complement and match the wonderful golf course enjoyed at Sandiway. This project will now move the club on leaps and bounds in retaining its prestigious status in the region and justify a true golfing experience for all those golfers who enjoy a quality day out”.
The project was completed on time and within budget and the club chairman, Graham Sayers said: “It has been a hectic and challenging journey to get the project delivered in such a short timescale. We are proud of what has been achieved and the initial reaction from members has been extremely positive. They are thrilled at the outcomes we have delivered and appreciate the new design and decor. The committee are very grateful to all who have been involved and the club will now be looking forward to enjoying the benefits of the new clubhouse facilities before considering phase 2, to upgrade the kitchen and dining areas”.