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Proud of our historic roots

Hookway was founded in Bristol in 1950 as S.W. Hookway & Company. Hookway was initially a quantity surveying practice which immediately began to work on school and ecclesiastical buildings throughout the south west, developing the expertise which became the company’s trademark. 

By the 1980’s the practice's pre-eminence in dealing with the Department for Education meant it was the preferred quantity surveyor for the local Church of England Dioceses of Bristol and Bath and Wells together with the Diocese of Clifton whom it had worked for since the inception of the business. 

Expanding our offering 

In the mid 1980’s the practice were becoming increasingly involved in the maintenance of the schools which had been built in the 1950’s and 60’s. The company developed an asset management department, which not only carried out maintenance work on schools but also extended into maintenance and improvement of social housing. In 1990 we were engaged to provide surveying services to the Diocese of Bristol’s vicarages covering over 130 properties in the area.  Alongside this expansion the practice continued to provide a quantity surveying function for a number of clients including the Property Services Agency, Wiltshire County Council, Avon County Council, Northavon District Council, Bristol City Council and Gloucester and Salisbury Diocese.  

In the mid 1990’s the practice amalgamated with Henry Vale to form Vale and Hookway and extended its services to include Project Management and Construction Health & Safety with contracts throughout England. The practice became involved in projects in the North and the Midlands, as well as the South West of England.

Hookway now 

Hookway is now able to provide a comprehensive consultancy service to a range of different clients. Our core skills have been developed and extended over the years, in accordance with our clients' needs, and  we deliver the highest standards of work, excellent cost control and management and top quality customer service.  Our growing portfolio reflects the many positive and mutually beneficial relationships that we have developed with clients and businesses over the years.  Whether you are considering developing a new building from scratch, or refurbishing an existing one, Hookway can enhance the process and save you time and money.  

Testimonial

“Hookway have worked in collaboration with us to deliver this transformation project and have provided regular clear communication throughout which has helped with the smooth running of the project. The project team have all played a vital role in this year-long programme and we’re delighted the project has finished on time and on budget.”

“The whole project was entirely ‘self-sufficient’ as far as the school leaders were concerned, apart from pre-agreed meetings/decisions along the way, and the building was completed to a very high spec in a safe and efficient way. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hookway to other schools.”

“The new building has been open for over a year and teachers and pupils are still excited about it. It is so well designed in terms of light, space and ventilation that it is a joy to work in. The projecting roof at each end creates fantastic covered play space.”

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CIF OUTCOME - 2022/23

The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2022/23 results have been announced and Hookway is delighted to have achieved a 75% success rate on bid applications.

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Block Rebuild - Ashcombe Primary School

Hookway overcame a CIF funding challenge for Ashcombe Primary School who had major concerns around the suitability, condition and safety of its two large teaching blocks.

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CIF bid applications 2023-24

The deadline is fast approaching for bid applications for CIF 2023-24. If you’re considering applying we can help you prepare your application ready to submit.

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