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Sector: Education
Service: Building Surveying

Hookway carries out Condition Surveys for Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust (BWMAT), one of the largest MATs in the UK comprising 30 primary schools located throughout Somerset, Bath and Taunton. 

The BWMAT schools range in size from 115 to 460 pupils aged between 0-11 years, and the trust aspires to delivering an outstanding education to each and every one by providing excellent teaching, leadership and resources. This requires highly effective management of its academies' buildings - the detailed Prioritised Maintenance Report we produce is fundemental to implementing critical required works, ensuring buildings are well maintained at all times.   

A unique understanding of how schools function 

Hookway’s experienced building surveyors have particular expertise in working with schools and academies to help them manage, maintain and improve their buildings. Over the years we have developed a clear and sympathetic understanding of the unique requirements of this sector.

We are also passionate about education and believe in creating and maintaining the best possible learning environments for students. Undertaking a Condition Survey and producing a Prioritised Maintenance Report are often the starting point to what we do.

Helping prioritise vital repairs 

Our Condition Survey includes a visual inspection of all main elements of the school building, photographing particular defects and detailing any maintenance work required. All information is presented in a comprehensive Prioritised Maintenance Report which includes professionally estimated costs for repairs and refurbishment. 

Required work is prioritised in order of urgency to help the school plan and implement works in the most effective and timely way within a 5 year timeframe. Information is clearly presented and our traffic light system makes it easy to see exactly what work needs to take priority. Read more about Hookway's Condition Surveys

Glowing feedback 

Darren Ling, Estates and Facilities Manager of the Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust, is delighted with the work that we do for the trust. He said; "We use the Prioritised Maintenance Report that Hookway has produced to help us plan and implement critical preventative maintenance works throughout the academies within the Trust.

"The information in the reports is well presented, and the at-a-glance ‘traffic light’ system used makes it easy to see exactly what work needs to take priority. We also find it very helpful to have a document that is easy for Governors, Headteachers, Site staff and Central team staff to understand.

"Our Trust has 30 academies located throughout Somerset, North Somerset, and Bath & North East Somerset. The report supports simple and effective planning of building maintenance and repairs. It gives schools in our Trust the information they need to manage their maintenance, as well as supporting informed decision making when it comes to allocating funds to schools from our school condition allocation funding.

"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.”

To find out more about School Condition Surveys and Prioritised Maintenance Reports please call  0117 955 4545 or email your enquiry and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. 

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“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.”

“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 kitchen and dining hall project has dramatically improved the school. Hookway was instrumental in assisting us obtaining funding and ensuring smooth project management. ”