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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

“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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A warm welcome to Felicity, a recent addition to the Hookway team

Building Surveyor, Felicity Jewell, joined Hookway in Spring this year and we are pleased to welcome her into our team.

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Hookway helping house builders across the board

Ground-breaking research released by the National Housing Federation shows that England’s total housing need backlog has reached four million homes.

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Build up, not out! Vertical thinking could be the answer

Faced with increasing numbers a School in Cumbria approached Hookway to investigate the financial viability of building an extension to house three much needed additional classrooms.

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