UK Olympic Velodrome sports stadium and leisure centre interior

Sports, stadia or leisure facility

Places where medals are won, fitness goals are met, and communities are inspired.

Leisure centres, stadia and sporting venues belong to the people who use them – they serve as the places where records are set, team spirit is forged, and people achieve great things.

It makes us proud knowing that every day, people realise their goals in the spaces we’ve created. It’s a privilege to play a part in that journey, and to support our clients in achieving their goals, whether that is ensuring spaces are as efficient as the athletes that train in them, opening leisure facilities that unite local communities, delivering secondary income generators, or watching Olympians take on the world.

  • Louise Daville

    Louise Daville

    Director - Public Sector Strategy

  • Barry Perkins

    Barry Perkins


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Thinking with the future in mind

We live and breathe leisure. Working together with athletes, professional bodies, developers and local authorities to understand what success means to them, we ensure we deliver every time – no matter if it’s building stadiums to host the Olympics, revamping leisure centres while they remain open to their members, or tailoring solutions to the needs of local communities.

Our recent projects


National Cycling Centre

Manchester, UK
Swimming pool

Knaresborough Leisure Centre

Knaresborough, UK

We draw on the past, but we also look to the future. We work closely with partners to maximise secondary income opportunities – like cafes, parking and retail spaces – to make sure facilities are flexible and can deliver long-term value for their communities. Value in terms of tackling inactivity, in bringing together health and social care provision under one roof, and tackling the issues that affect our society most. We know our leisure spaces need to work harder than ever, and they also need to become more sustainable. Reducing carbon emissions is an obligation, and as we target a net zero world, we’re committed to securing sustainable legacies and driving change on behalf of our industry.

Our Moss Side Leisure Centre project for Manchester City Council reaped outstanding energy efficiency rewards, including a combined heat and power (CHP) provision which secured a 23% energy cost reduction, saving £35k and a game-changing 107 tonnes of carbon per year. 

Three young children wearing googles underwater in a blue swimming pool

Pavel and Emelia take the plunge every school holiday as part of Manchester City Council’s ‘Swim for All’ initiative.

Pavel and Emelia, Moss Side Leisure Centre, Manchester, UK

Global and local impact

We’re behind some of the world’s most iconic venues – places that have seen modern-day heroes push the limits of sporting achievement and accomplish the seemingly impossible.

We brought the London 2012 Olympic Games to life for The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), worked to refresh the home of British Cycling at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre in Manchester, and erected futuristic stands at the Home of Cricket in London, Lord’s Cricket Ground, which will enable it to take the sport into a new era.

It’s not just globally recognisable places we’re passionate about – local projects are equally important, and we help to make complex health and wellbeing spaces a reality. Working with local authorities or developer partners, we deliver centres that connect social services, health bodies and leisure operators to keep local communities healthy, active and engaged, integrating everything they need to cater for the people that use them. We’re proud to say that the places we create are where global sporting heroes break world records, but they’re also where local children descend water slides, or where people receive physio after an operation. 

Grace riding a bike

Teen sensation. World champion. British cyclist Grace Lister tracks her journey from Manchester roots to international heights.

Grace Lister, GB Cyclist, Manchester, UK

Long-term relationships – the key to lasting achievement

Our work spans nearly every type of sporting environment, from new stadia to gym fit outs and refurbishments. To deliver this far-reaching brief, we’ve relied on experience, communication and excellent relationships, working with clients over many years to complete the journey and provide all the tools they need to succeed – for years to come.

Our relationship with Alliance Leisure spans over 25 projects, and is responsible for revitalising local authority leisure facilities to a standard rivalling those in the private sector. Guided by our vision to deliver places that help people and businesses thrive, we’re creating exciting destinations that define their communities and empower people around the world to achieve memorable things.

Sarah in front of a building

Twenty-five years ago, Sarah started to transform the UK’s leisure industry. Today, she’s tackling the sector’s latest challenge: Health inequality.

Sarah Watts, CEO, Alliance Leisure, UK

Our services

ISG Construction graduate Haroon Belaid wearing PPE


We have been behind some of the nation’s most iconic projects, as well as consistently delivering places that improve quality of life. 
ISG employees in PPE inside a lift, viewed from exterior of modern building

Fit out 

We create exceptional spaces that personify the brands at their heart, working flexibly to offer inventive solutions at every step.
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Hyperscale services

Our hyperscale services draw on cross-sector expertise to provide tailored, tangible solutions on the largest and most complex projects.

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Louise Daville

Louise Daville

Director - Public Sector Strategy