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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

“Tom's advice and guidance, were as usual exemplary and he helped trouble-shoot any practical problems that arose to get the work completed on time and in budget. ”

“Our old sports hall has now been transformed into a multi-purpose performance space with a professional stage lighting and sound rig. What a transformation! Tom Bishop from Hookway listened very carefully to our requirements and then went about designing the new Norton Hill Arts Theatre. With cherry panelling and sound absorbent materials the main room has amazing acoustics, perfect for concerts and performances alike.”

“Hookway worked in close partnership with us and carefully managed a range of trades and contractors. Greg Smith, Hookway’s Surveyor, met with my team regularly and always acted upon any feedback shared; he cared passionately about the quality of the work and made sure that it was completed to an excellent standard.’”

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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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