An innovative tensile building system with multiple possibilities
Constructed from a steel framed superstructure and covered with a heavy duty architectural membrane, Challenger™ provides the perfect clear span space for facilities in all sectors.
To create the desired external appearance or design specification, facades can also incorporate secondary cladding such as Steel, Aluminium, Timber or Glazing.
Challenger buildings are used throughout the UK and beyond for Aviation, Warehousing, Waste and Recycling Centres, Logistics and Distribution Hubs, Fabrication Facilities and Commercial Ventures.
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- j Natural Daylight - The architectural membrane covering allows sunlight to permeate into the building to create a pleasant, light and airy feel. Alternatively, coloured and/or opaque membranes can be used to prevent sunlight entering the facility or artificial lights within the facility from being externally visible
- j Exciting Design - Choose from a range of structural design options; alternatively, we will create a bespoke building design for an eye-catching and visually interesting building
- j Design & Build - We undertake projects on a principal contractor design and build basis, or on a subcontract installation basis
- j Wide, Clear Span - All Challenger buildings utilise our clear span steel superstructure, capable of spans of 100 metres, with no limits on length, height. Buildings are CE Marked and designed in accordance with UK Building regulations
- j Building Services - With a range of options on ventilation & environmental control systems the Challenger will help reduce your carbon footprint and energy overheads whilst complying with building regulations
- j Customisation - In addition to the tensile membrane covering you can select from a range of secondary materials such as glazing, aluminium, steel or timber cladding to enhance the appearance, security or to achieve your own preferred appearance
- j Civils Works - The lightweight nature of the Challenger building often means the foundations required are less costly than traditional buildings
"The project ran like clockwork; nothing seemed like a problem for the site team! I look forward to working with Collinson again in the future; the double skinned tensile facility provides the perfect solution for maritime storage in harsh environments, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Collinson."John McGaffin, McGaffin Contractors
Surf Snowdonia was a fast-paced, commercially critical project and we needed to select a delivery partner for our tensile building who could not only work autonomously but who we were confident could produce the right quality product in a timescale fit our tight programme. Collinson achieved this and helped deliver the world’s first stadium surfing venue.Gavin Garner, Director, WCP Associates
The team demonstrated a strong passion for quality with good systems in place for accepting various elements of work with any non-conformities being swiftly rectified.
The site teams themselves were all hard working and dedicated team players that were a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with Collinson again in the future.Steve Lee, - Project Manager, Kier Group
Throughout the contract Collinson were diligent and professional in their approach to their works within a live school environment. The site team respected the school environment that they were in, which was evident by the consistent standard of PPE worn by all operatives and maintenance of plant and equipment.
The very narrow site access was shared with the school but with good planning and site controls all deliveries went like clockwork. All risk assessments, method statements, safe systems of works and fit for work certification were produced on time.
"We are more than happy with our fantastic new facility! It brings the students a wealth of opportunities to try new sports which is a great benefit to the College."Marie Black, Business Manage, St Francis Xavier's College, Liverpool
"We now have a top-class building that delivers a superb facility for cricket in our area. It is truly a centre of excellence and we have achieved something all cricket clubs aspire to."Alan Budge, Vice Chairman Eversley Indoor Cricket Facility, Eversley, Hampshire
“An outstanding facility”Devon Malcolm - former England cricketer
"Collinson minimised any disruption to the program and did an outstanding job with planning the sequencing of work and handling the logistics. Health and Safety was firmly integrated into their work practice and always evident on site. I would recommend their participation in any construction process”Christopher Wynne - Christopher Wynne, Wynne Construction, Principle Contractor for Parc Eirias, Cardiff
“The new Rugby Academy at Parc Eirias was a very challenging project taking place within extremely tight timescales. Collinson consistently demonstrated a professional and collaborative way of working throughout the process from tender to completion. They established good communication channels between all the parties involved"Christopher Wynne - Wynne Construction, Principal Contractor for Parc Eirias, Cardiff
“We are all delighted with our new sports hall. From start to finish Collinson have been a truly professional company to work with and have delivered our project on time and within budget. We have also already had a number of local heads of PE asking to look around as they cannot believe we have managed to get a sports hall of such high quality built so quickly within such a limited budget”Wendy Gooding - Director of Sport, Stanground College, Peterborough
“It’s a very impressive structure – bright, airy and the ambience is excellent”Gerry Kelly - General Manager, Planet Soccer, Drogheda Leisure Park, Ireland
“Membership at all levels has increased greatly since we opened, the wow factor is unbelievable”Mandy Stonier - Tennis Development Officer, Writhlington Tennis Centre, Avon
"Collinson have worked with William Edwards School & Badminton England over the past two years to design, plan and then construct a world class sporting facility. The support given by all staff at Collinson has been immense with a designated project manager to oversee the works. Would highly recommend this company and am happy to show anyone the facility and speak about the company if schools wish."Peter Melville, William Edwards School, Grays, Essex
"Collinson have been a pleasure to work with. Professional from start to finish, with excellent communication and collaboration with the University and Kent Sport."Ben Trott, Assistant Director - Operations, Kent Sport, University of Kent
At Collinson we like to keep things simple and make the process of building your facility as straight forward as we possibly can
Step 1 - Contact Collinson
If you think a Collinson building could be just what you're looking for then give our friendly team a call. You'll speak directly to one of our construction team, ready to discuss your individual requirements. No sales waffle, just dedicated and knowledgeable national account managers.
Step 2 - Arrange a site visit
Your own dedicated sales manager will arrange a visit to view the site and discuss your requirements, ideas and explain about our range of buildings and their key features.
Step 3 - Collinson Proposal
When we feel confident we fully understand your requirements our architectural design team will put together an initial proposal for your approval. This will include an outline specification, giving an overview of your specific build and how much it will cost.
Step 4 - Planning consent & detailed design
Once you are happy with our proposal we can prepare the detailed planning application or work with your own team to submit the necessary plans. Once approved our team will work with you to take the scheme through to the final detailed design and contract stage.
Step 5 - Build phase
Our experienced project managers set a start and completion date for the handover of the completed project. They are your dedicated point of contact throughout the process, keeping you up to date with progress.
Step 6 - Post Completion
Once you are up and running and enjoying your new facility we are always available to assist with any questions you have and will continue to do so for years to come should you wish for any further support and advice.