Following a standard tender process, Graham + Sibbald won the contract with LIFT Gyms Ltd to project manage the refurbishment of a large commercial warehouse in to modern gym premises over two floors (ground and basement level).


Graham + Sibbald brought together and managed a team which included our in-house Architectural Team, external Structural Engineer and Mechanical and Electrical Engineers to design the project in line with client’s brief.

A detailed description of works document was then prepared, so we could achieve the most competitive price for the works through a tendering process. Our Team then appointed a suitable contractor to undertake the works.

Regular site visits were undertaken and progress meetings frequently arranged to ensure that the works were on schedule with the outlined programme.

Our Team regularly engaged with the contractor and carried out monthly valuations to ensure that costs were on budget throughout every stage of the refurbishment process.

Key Challenges

The key challenge faced was to complete the project as soon as reasonably possible to enable the client to plan marketing campaigns and to maximise financial returns in terms of memberships.

Keeping project costs as low as practicably possible due to the client’s budget requirements meant that frequent meetings were needed to keep on top of all costs.


A successful completed project which combined luxury facilities and premium equipment to create the ultimate health and fitness environment. Our Team were able to delivery a facility that was in line with the client’s requirements, within a suitable timescale and within budget.

Key Message

The frequent and high level of communication between all parties involved was vital to ensuring that the refurbishment project met client expectations and requirements at every stage.

  • LIFT Gyms Ltd
    instructions received on behalf of client
  • 2018
    project completed