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Sector: Education
Service: Building Surveying | Project Management

£7.5 million worth of CIF bids secured in 2019

Hookway helped over 30 academies secure a combined total of more than £7.5 million in Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) funding for 2019. The individual funding was approved in April and the projects then needed to be planned, implemented and completed by the beginning of September in time for the start of the new academic year.

From boiler replacements to school building refurbishments

The various CIF Funding projects were approved to address a variety of different issues such as safeguarding, building compliance and poor building conditions. Work included complete roof repairs, constructing a secure entrance lobby, boundary wall repairs, washroom refurbishments, removal of an asbestos roof, boiler replacements and alterations to provide additional classroom space.

Ensuring quality and timeliness of delivery

Projects took between 5-12 weeks to complete depending on the scale of the work. Our team has worked tirelessly throughout to ensure that every aspect of the work was completed to an extremely high standard, delivered on deadline and that the outcome met with our clients' approval. 

We completed a number of projects for Royal Wotton Bassett Academy Trust. Jon Stewart, the Academy's business manager said;

“Hookway have been fantastic for us, they have prepared all of our bids and CIF has made huge difference to our buildings over recent years.

"This year we had two bids totalling over a million pounds for Lawn Manor. Our new boilers and plant, and new roof projects, have gone completely smoothly, safely and within budget”.

Project examples include:  

School Projects Contract Value Contract Duration
St Adlhelms Primary, Doulting Project: Safeguarding Entrance Extension Contract value: £80,000 Contract duration: 8 weeks (2 weeks Easter Holidays, 6 weeks term time)
Oakhill Primary School, Radstock Project: Internal Alterations to provide additional classroom Contract value: £56,000 Contract duration: 9 weeks (3 weeks term time, 6 weeks Summer Holidays)
Combe St Nicholas CE Primary, Chard Project: Roof and boundary wall repairs Contract value: £50,000 Contract duration: 10 weeks (6 weeks summer holidays, 2 weeks term time and 2 weeks Easter 2020)
St Gildas Catholic Primary, Yeovil Project: Toilet refurbishment and damp eradication Contract value: £58,000 Contract duration: 7 weeks
Easton Primary Academy, Bristol Project: Pipework and Heater Renewal Contract value: £420,000 Contract duration: 12 weeks (6 weeks full time and 6 weeks evenings and weekends)
Sexey’s Secondary Academy, Bruton Project: Asbestos Roof renewal Contract value: £180,000 Contract duration: 5 weeks
Pewsey Vale School, Wiltshire Project: Boiler Replacement Contract value: £300,000 Contract duration: 10 weeks
Roundwood Park School, Harpenden Project: Washroom Refurbishments Contract value: £250,000 Contract duration: 6 weeks

If you need help with securing condition improvement funding for 2020 Hookway can help. We can also carry out a Prioritised Maintenance Survey to assess the condition and performance of your building and identify areas that require improvement.

For more information call Greg or Anna on 0117 955 4545 or email your enquiry and we will get back to you.


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“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.’”

“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.”

“Hookway really understand schools – including their needs and the financial pressure that they are often under - and we have a long-standing and very positive working relationship with the company.”