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About Createability

We are a design and build specialist working exclusively in the trust, local authority and education sectors. To date, we have delivered more than 500 developments worth over £50 million – on time and in budget.

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Design & Build

Having worked in the industry for more than 20 years, Createability is confident in its ability to turn your vision into a practical reality; to turn initial designs into completed builds.

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Education

Our collaboration with schools and colleges includes upgrading existing sport centres to developing from scratch much needed sports and gym facilities.

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Leisure

What sets Createability apart from other leisure environment providers is the fact that it has a high degree of technical expertise in-house, and so is able to offer a ‘one stop shop’ service to customers.

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02 Mar

The Link Trampoline Centre, Swindon

Createability have completed a five month transformation at The Link Centre in West Swindon. The renovation, which started in July, sees the gym facilities increase

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Testimonials / What Our Clients Say

  • Throughout the project there was effective communication with the Createability team. Any concerns from either party were dealt with swiftly in a professional manner. I consider the standard of workmanship to have been good with all snagging issues being dealt with efficiently.
    David Wright, Active Luton
  • "Here's an enormous thank you for your company's enormous effort, precision and professionalism throughout the fit out of our new club. You've delivered a product that sits superbly well in the fitness industry, and I'm a very happy man. It's very rare to find a company that is willing to go beyond what's required, and deliver brilliantly. I will without question only use Createability for all my future gyms to come."
    Mark Anthony, Chief Executive, Rush Fitness Group
  • The feedback we have had has been wonderful. Our new customers love the facilities, and our retained customers really like that we have moved from old fashioned to modern without having to raise our membership prices whatsoever. We have a very high client retention, which is a testament to the great work Createability and our staff have done; I would certainly recommend them to other leisure centres looking to undertake a similar project.
    Simon Bell, General Manager of One Leisure
  • The result is something that we should all be proud of, it looks superb. We have successfully provided activities in a modern, stylish environment that fulfil our objective of attracting people of all ages and abilities - in particular the family market for which there was little provision locally.
    John Maude, Chief Executive, North County Leisure
  • Createability proved to be a very reliable and flexible contractor and assisted us in making minor changes and other maintenance issues that developed whilst completing the project with very little fuss. We were very pleased with the overall finish achieved and would not hesitate to use them again.
    Steve Davis, Managing Director, Your Leisure Kent Ltd
  • Createability provided an innovative solution which met our business needs and have proven to be both flexible and supportive to changes throughout the scheme. The project was delivered on time and on budget in a positive spirit of partnership.
    Joel Chapman, Tone Leisure, Commercial Director
  • “We were very impressed with how professional Createability was, the quality and standard of work is of an exceptionally high level, and the project was completed slightly early and to budget.  The attention to detail was first-class, with due diligence paid to the schools brand, which is key to QAS’s identity. Everyone, without exception, who has seen the new fitness suite loves it. We would most certainly use Createability again.”  
    Ed Hellings, Director of Finannce & Admin. - Queen Anne's School
  • Createability worked with us to explore the possibilities this extra space could include. Getting advice from a practical building and cost perspective was extremely useful and the visuals provided helped us to see how the options would look. Now the work is finished it has become obvious just how accurate these were.
    Bevis Moynan, Centre Manager Huntingdon Leisure Centre
  • The Council is now looking at enlarging an existing fitness facility at its largest dual use facility in Lydney. Membership has outgrown it massively and as the town is earmarked for substantial growth over the next five years…We’ve got three schemes that we’re working on at the moment and are just at the feasibility stages with Createability. Deciding to work with them again was a no-brainer for us; we know they will do a fantastic job of the new site so watch this space!
    Andy Barge, group manager for Forest of Dean District Council
  • Createability’s attention to detail on the development has provided a product that is a cut above the usual expectation of budget clubs. Our theory and differentiation from other budget brands lies in the sum of many small things, and over delivering on people’s expectations. We see all this as part of a retention strategy, as we lack the obvious magnets of swimming pools and saunas. For example we’ve made the showers spectacularly good. The idea is to focus on the detail that most people notice. We’re really pleased with how well the opening has gone and have had lots of great feedback. Getting the site open on time and within budget was all about Createability’s experience in this field. A very professional, very capable bunch who we’d unhesitatingly use again.
    Rupert Mackenzie-Hill, CEO, Kiss Gyms
  • This was a major project and the logistics of moving activities around so the centre could remain open was a concern in terms of site security…..Createability’s on site communication was particularly good and as a result no real problems arose. The refurbishment has made a huge difference, resulting in an exceptional improvement in the fabric of the building, which has created a totally different and very positive ambiance. To date, we have met income and participation targets.
    Mathew Boardman, Regional Manager, Greenwich Leisure Limited
  • I have already recommended Createability’s services to other leisure operators. The team was very easy to get along with and incredibly efficient. Createability’s managing director Ian Cotgrave delivers what he says he will – what’s on the tin is what you get! We’ve actually already asked them to quote for some more work we have in the pipeline.
    Steve Davis, Managing Director of Hartsdown Leisure Centre
  • "This was a reasonably complex refurbishment on an existing facility within a new contract and so it was important that the project went well without any unnecessary delays or problems. The contractor delivered the project to the required time frames and standards in what was almost a turnkey operation" Parkside Swimming Pool, Cambridge
    Roy Clarke, Head of Corporate Technical Services, GLL
  • "This was an excellent project, delivered in a “live” environment, with a great quality products and very happy client."
    Sarah Watts, Chief Exec., Alliance Leisure Services
  • The project was delivered in a professional and positive manner throughout, to budget and on time. The quality of information provided throughout the project was excellent and aided critical decision making on both options and costs.
    Darren Lamb, Director of Operations, North Country Leisure
  • “GLL are proud to operate The Link on behalf of Swindon Borough Council. The Centre stayed open during Createability’s improvements which have transformed The Link – which was already a popular leisure centre – into something fit for the 21st Century and ready to welcome a new generation of users.”
    Ian Cotgrave, Managing Director at Createability added: “This has been an exciting project for Createability to be managing, as we have a successful 22-year working relationship with GLL.  The Link Centre is the perfect example of what we do best, which is to transform old spaces, maximising underused areas, to provide the community with new, more current facilities. This was a large three-phase project and our design team worked diligently to ensure all the space was fully utilised and all the facilities and rooms work cohesively together.”
    Jamie Coleshill, Regional Director for the West - Greenwich Leisure Ltd
  • “Middleton Pool was built back in 1957 as an open air lido, but a roof was put on in 1989 to ensure the pool was viable 12 months a year. However, people now demand a wider choice for their exercise options and so adding a fitness suite to the offering was a natural progression. Createability’s plans look amazing and we are all really excited to see the finished result.”
    Simon Churchman, Contracts Manager
  • The new facilities have been exceedingly well received and the development has brought a fresh outlook to the Centre with increased participation over all areas. Our customers have commented on the standard of the finish and the overall look of the building, which has been transformed by Createability. People are quite amazed at what has been achieved in such a short period of time.
    Warren Reeves, Hartsdown Leisure Centre
  • The redevelopment has worked on a number of levels; income generation, staff morale and customer perception. At some stage in the future the Centre may be rebuilt but this sends a clear message to our customers that the Council is prepared to reinvest in its leisure provision and at a standard that equates to that of local private sector operators. The reception area has been reinvigorated and the team have renewed levels of enthusiasm. I’ve worked with a number of building contractors and wouldn’t use all of them again – but I would use Createability. Their standard of workmanship was of a high quality and the interaction we had with the on-site team was good, which is particularly helpful during what can be a disruptive period.
    Kerry Taylor, Centre Manager, King Alfred Leisure Centre
  • I would recommend Createability to other schools. They are a straight-talking, honest organisation and were great to work with. There were a few special requirements towards the end, in particular with the new roof, but Createability were so accommodating. I am incredibly proud of what has been achieved.
    Tony Bloxham, Principal of Preston School