Project details:

Client: Everton in the Community
Project: Francis de Sale Club, (Blue Base), Liverpool – Major Refurbishment
Programme: 20 weeks
Value: £600,000

Frank Rogers achieve a hat trick, completing major refurbishment project at the Francis de Sale Club, Walton, working in partnership with Everton in the Community. The new scheme now provides a 7-day a week community hub service supporting the local area.

Scope of Works
The disused building had sustained many years of under investment and targeted for anti-social behaviour due to its relatively isolated location within a business estate.

Working to a performance specification we renewed all external finishes including; roofing repair, roofline, rainwater goods, new windows, doors improving building security. Additional external works included installation of a new striking entrance façade, complete with Everton FC logo, a bid to reduce historic vandalism introducing the club’s crest, promoting respect.

Internally, designs introduced a new reception, offices and circulation space, supported by replacement kitchen, toilets, secure storage, new heating and cooling systems, and redecorated throughout.

Overcoming Challenges
We overcame ground subsidence and collapsed drainage working with our approved specialist subcontractors prior to resurfacing the car park, installing new perimeter fencing improving the appearance and security of the facility.
Our Construction Manager worked tirelessly with hub project staff mitigating increasing client variations, providing technical insight and commercial awareness utilising anticipated final accounts providing budget assurance informing swift decisions.

Customer Satisfaction & Testimony
Continued collaboration with client project team members and wider community leaders resulted in a successful project finishing on time within 20 weeks, ready for scheduled local activities and events.

Dean Rogers, Managing Director – Frank Rogers

“Many members of our team live locally, several of whom have been involved in this scheme. It’s incredibly positive for them and the business to be able to help make a change within their own community through work such as this. We recognise the high standards set by the club and the charity and have delivered in line with their expectations and objectives.”