Dome Project Management


Dome is providing project management and cost management services to New College Durham for the installation of an artificial grass pitch and construction of a new car park.

Case study Details

Artificial Grass Pitch & Car Park

Project Overview

New College Durham currently relies on grass pitches which deteriorate over the winter months, when usage is high and rainfall peaks. To improve the playing conditions and increase year round
availability, an artificial grass pitch has been chosen. Due to space constraints, ground levels / slope and proximity to neighbours, the pitch will be installed in the location of an existing car park.


This has resulted in the need for a new car park to be built on the current grass pitch location, to maintain existing levels of provision.

Services and Value Added

Dome is providing the full suite of project management and cost management services to New College Durham including design team management, risk management, programme management, procurement advice, main contractor tender and contract administration. Careful stakeholder engagement was required during the planning stages, and issues to be addressed included proximity to neighbouring dwellings, surface water drainage proposals and confirmation of lighting proposals. The planning process was not straight forward but we worked closely with the planning consultant to ensure all issues were addressed, including dealing with conditions discharge in a timely fashion.


“This is a very important project for the College and will benefit both our students and the general
public alike, whilst at the same time it is the next step in the College’s journey to delivering our main
campus masterplan.  Dome have worked closely with the College procurement team and provided
tailored advice to ensure a suitably qualified contractor has been appointed and can demonstrate
best value.  Dome’s support is highly valued by the College”.

Paul Bradley, Chief Financial Officer, New College Durham