Design and Build

As a company, we have unrivalled experience in the management of Design, Build, Operate and Maintain contracts (DBOM). We pride ourselves on our ability to effectively manage a project through from design to successful operation, working in partnership with our clients and strategic partners to deliver results on time and on budget.

Our sister company, Parkwood Project Management (PPM), is a multi-disciplinary project management company with an enviable track record in the provision of bespoke services for the Sports and Leisure, Crematoria, Environmental and Landscape sectors. Each of their consultants has practical experience across both the private and public sectors and have demonstrated time after time the ability to create and deliver innovative, practical project solutions. In partnership with Parkwood Leisure, Parkwood Project Management have worked with Local Authorities from their earliest leisure facility design stage through to their successful ongoing operation through PFI, PPP and DBOM contracts.

Parkwood is now chosen by more Local Authorities for these services than any other leisure provider, currently operating 9 contracts and 17 new or refurbished leisure facilities.


At the start of each contract we work with our clients to establish what it is they are looking for from their project and ensure this is delivered throughout. Through PPM, we then assemble an expert team of architects and other consultants and professionals who can expertly steer the project through its design and approval phase.

We are immensely proud of all of our designs and our centres are frequently shortlisted for architectural awards, such as the Mountbatten Centre, which won ‘Best Project over 1500㎡’ and ‘Best of the Best’ at the annual Carus Conference in 2009.


Effective management of the build phase is key to a project’s success. This is especially true in many of our leisure contracts where we are redeveloping part of an existing facility and customers may be on site concurrently. Throughout the construction phase of a project we will continually liaise with contractors and stakeholders to keep the project on schedule and within the agreed budget.


As one of the most experienced leisure facility operators in the UK, Parkwood Leisure is the perfect company to launch a new facility or to relaunch new developments. In every one of our DBOM contracts, we love to see the transformative effect that new facilities and surroundings can have on local residents, helping to inspire them to take up new classes or get back to fitness. See our dedicated leisure management page for more information on our leisure experience and range of services.


With dedicated asset managers and maintenance staff on site to keep all of our facilities running to the highest quality standards, we will ensure each facility operates to the desired level while taking steps to monitor and reduce its environmental impact. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we obtain ISO:14001 certification for each centre we operate.

To find out more about our experience at managing DBOM contracts, visit some of our case studies below.