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When is a facility or changing room considered to be refurbished?

The facility refurbished flag (with associated date) are only set if significant improvements have been made to the facility.  If there has only been general maintenance, repair of lighting, painting, cleaning etc, then the flag should be set to ‘No’. 

If there have been significant improvements to the changing rooms but not to the facility itself, then this flag should be set to ‘No’ and the Changing Room Facility Refurbished Flag should be set to ‘Yes’.

If the refurbishment covers both changing facilities and the sports facility, then both flags and years should be set.

The following guidelines details what are considered to be significant improvements

Changing Facilities

 

Significant improvements made to the changing facilities.  These works include all significant improvements to the changing facilities to ensure they meet current standards.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the changing facilities.

Examples

Retiling of changing facilities.

New shower systems, including boiler replacement.

Provision of changing facilities where they did not exist previously (NOTE - new changing rooms do not represent a new facility, but make sure that the Changing Facility Exists flag is set to Yes)

Do not include

General maintenance and repair, such as cleaning, painting, repairs to lighting.

 

 

 

Athletic Tracks

 

Significant improvements made to the athletics track.  These works include all significant improvements to the track and field sport areas to ensure the facility meets current standards.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

Resurfacing of running track.

Improvements of field sport areas, e.g. throwing circles, landing pits/areas, run up areas.

Replacement of floodlights to meet current lighting standards for athletics tracks.  Complete replacement of all existing lamps, or replacement with complete lighting columns.

Improvements to drainage system

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of track, cleaning, line marking. 

 

 

 

Health & Fitness

 

Significant improvements made to the health and fitness facilities.  These works include all significant improvements to ensure the facilities meets current standards.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

Installation of lighting and wiring to meet current standards

Provision of new equipment and exercise stations, but only where complete sections of machines are replaced, e.g. all tread mills

Replacement of structural elements of building, such as roof, walls and floor.

Improvements to, or provision of new water treatment system.

Major improvements to, or new provision of, reception/community/social areas.

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of building, such as repairs to lifting floors, repairs to lighting, painting of walls, floor polishing, addition/replacement of single execise stations. 

 

 

 

Indoor Bowls

 

Significant improvements made to the indoor bowls green and reception areas associated to the indoor bowls centre.  These works include all significant improvements to the green to ensure the facility meets current standards.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.

Examples

Resurfacing of green by replacement of carpet. 

Replacement of structural elements of building, such as, roof, walls and floor.

Replacement of mechanical and electrical plant, eg. Boilers or ventilation fans.

Major improvements to, or new provision of, reception/community/social areas, to service the indoor bowls, to make the facility more welcoming for users.

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of centre.  Repair of lighting.  Painting.

 

 

 

Indoor Tennis

 

Significant improvements made to the indoor courts and reception areas associated to the indoor courts.  These works include all significant improvements to the courts, to ensure the facility meets current standards.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

Replacement of structural elements of building, such as roof, walls and floor. For air halls, replacement of fabric.

Resurfacing of courts, e.g. replacement of carpet.

Replacement of mechanical and electrical plant, e.g. boilers or ventilation fans.

Installation of lighting and wiring to meet current standards

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of courts.   Repair of lighting.  Painting.  Remarking of lines for courts.  Replacement of nets.

 

 

 

Grass Pitches

 

Significant improvements made to the playing fields.  These works include all significant improvements to the pitches to ensure the facility meets current standards.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

Pitch drainage schemes

Pitch levelling schemes

Do not include

General maintenance and repairs to localised areas of the pitch, such as goal mouths, centre circle.  Grass cutting, post replacement/painting.  Reorientation of pitches.  Resting of pitches.

 

 

 

Sports Halls

 

Significant improvements made to the main hall, activity halls, reception areas associated to the hall.  These works include all significant improvements to the building to ensure the facility meets current standards for indoor sports halls.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.

Examples

Building Envelope - replacement of structural elements of building, such as roof, walls and floor.

Installation of lighting and wiring to meet current standards

Provision of new equipment within hall to meet current standards recommended for individual sports, e.g. wall mounted basketball hoops.  Includes removal of original wall bars and other projections which could give rise to injury.

New floor to halls, or improvement to existing, e.g. installation of shock absorbing flooring system

Major improvements to, or new provision of, reception/community/social areas, to service the sports hall, to make the facility more welcoming for users.

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of building, such as repairs to lifting floors, repairs to lighting, painting of walls, floor polishing.   

 

 

 

Swimming Pools

 

Significant improvements made to the pools, and reception areas associated to the pool.  These works, to include all significant improvements to the building, to ensure the facility meets current standards for swimming pool.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

Building Envelope - replacement of structural elements of building, such as roof, walls and floor.

Replacement of mechanical and electrical plant, e.g. Boilers

Improvements to, or provision of new water treatment system.

Retiling of pool area

Installation of lighting and wiring to meet current standards

Replacement of pool side heating system.

Major improvements to, or new provision of, reception/community/social areas, to service the pool. 

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of pool, such as repairs to tiles and lighting, painting of walls, cleaning.  Changes to chlorine levels.

 

 

 

Artificial Grass Pitches (AGPs)

 

Significant improvements made to the pitch and reception areas associated to the pitch.  These works include all significant improvements to the pitch, to ensure the facility meets current standards for a AGP.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

Resurfacing of pitch, e.g. replacement of carpet.

Replacement of floodlights to meet current lighting standards for AGP.  Complete replacement of all existing lamps, or replacement with complete lighting columns.

Replacement of whole fencing structure, or addition of perimeter fencing.

Improvements to drainage system

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of pitch, such as sweeping of carpet, dressing carpet with additional sand.  Repair of floodlights, replacement of damaged bulbs. Repairs to fencing.  Remarking of lines for pitches.

 

 

 

Golf

 

 

Significant improvements made to the golf course, driving range and reception areas associated to the golf club.  These works include all significant improvements to the golf course, to ensure the facility meets current standards.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

Widespread reprofiling of greens.

Widespread tee replacement.

Installation or replacement of driving range floodlighting.

Replacement of driving range shelters.

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of the golf course.  Replacement of flags.  Repair of individual tees or greens.  Replacement of driving range mats.

 

 

 

Ice Rinks

 

Significant improvements made to the ice rink and reception areas associated to the ice rink.  These works include all significant improvements to the ice rink, to ensure the facility meets current standards for an ice rink.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

Replacement of refrigeration units.

Significant improvements to the reception and spectator areas

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of the ice rink, such as cleaning and re-icing.

 

 

 

Ski Slopes

 

Significant improvements made to the ski slopes and reception areas associated to the slopes.  These works include all significant improvements to the ski slopes, to ensure the facility meets current standards.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

Replacement of refrigeration units for snow domes.

Installation or replacement of tow facilities.

Re-matting of dry ski slope.

Significant improvements to the ski hut/reception building

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of the slopes.

 

 

 

Studios

 

Significant improvements made to the studios and reception areas associated to the studios.  These works include all significant improvements to the studios, to ensure the facility meets current standards.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

New floor to studios, or improvement to existing, e.g. installation of shock absorbing flooring system

Installation of lighting and wiring to meet current standards.

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of the building, such as repairs to lighting, painting of walls, floor polishing.

 

 

 

Squash

 

Significant improvements made to the squash courts and reception areas associated to the studios.  These works include all significant improvements to the squash courts, to ensure the facility meets current standards.  These improvements must represent a significant investment which improves the quality of the facility.  

Examples

Building Envelope - replacement of structural elements of building, such as roof, walls and floor.

New floor to halls, or improvement to existing

Installation of lighting and wiring to meet current standards.

Do not include

General maintenance and repair of the building, such as repairs to lighting, painting of walls, floor polishing.