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Come up with a plan to improve a leisure centre for your chance to win a place at the Chartered Institute of Building’s finale day, a shadowing opportunity and £100!



Challenge details

The construction industry is a vital contributor in the nation's economy. If you're a practical person and are interested in how things work - construction could be the industry for you. 
From project management and planning, to surveying, design and on site management, construction is a huge sector with a wide variety of opportunities to create and to build.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is at the heart of a management career in construction. They are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.
Now the CIOB want to hear from you!

How to Get Involved

In teams, we want you to construct a brief for a leisure centre, focusing on how you would meet the needs and requirements of three key stakeholders:


  • The council
  • The local conservation group
  • Young people in the area


We will provide building floor plans (please see below) to help guide your building improvements and there is also a video offering further advice.

Your proposal, can be delivered in any format, but it must be no longer than 500 words. You should include ideas of what you would change about this building. Think about your costs for materials and your expected turnover.
As an additional exercise you could also create a montage or model showing how the building would be eventually used.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of creative and original approaches to the delivery of the project
  • Clear presentation of information in written or visual format

How To Enter

  • Please register on the MyKindaFuture site, select "Enter Now" on the challenge page
  • Select the challenge and upload your entry directly to the MyKindaFuture website
  • This challenge is open to students aged 14 - 19.  Entries should be undertaken by the students on a group basis (maximum 5 students per group)
  • A full resource pack is available online to download which will assist teachers on key points your students need to be covering as well as other links and materials for inspiration.

The Prizes

Winners will be invited to a finale ceremony in Manchester in March 2016 Each member of one winning group will win £100 As well as shadowing opportunity with an industry professional


Teacher's Notes

PowerPoint Presentation for students

Discover more about careers in construction

Floor plan ideas 1

Floor plan ideas 2

Floor plan ideas 3

Floor plan ideas 4