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Sector: Commercial
Service: Cost Consultancy

New Office Development for Nailsworth in the Cotswolds 

The Nailsworth Mills Estate was originally a Woollen Mill set in the Cotswold village of Nailsworth and surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With the decline in the industrial sector, the site has in recent years been developed to provide alternative business opportunities and has shops, restaurants, offices and factory units as well as a garden centre on site. 

The challenge

The owners wished to extend the facilities by the construction of an office block to house the UK offices of d&b audiotechnik the German loudspeaker and amplifier manufacturer. The site would require a sensitive design to meet stringent planning requirements whilst also having significant issues with the ground conditions which needed expensive piled foundations. 

The solution

In order that the scheme was delivered within a defined budget Hookway was appointed to take a proactive role in the development of the design by ensuring rigorous cost advice to the Architects The Falconer Partnership. Hookway provided cost advice throughout the design process and produced the tender documentation for a traditional tender being offered to local building contractors. We continued to provide cost advice and detailed cost reporting as well as full financial management throughout the contract, which ensured a value for money solution was achieved for the client. 

The result

The office block provides a sympathetic design solution in a very special site whilst enhancing local  job opportunities in  the Stroud valley. 

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Testimonial

“We have just had two new class rooms constructed for our school and Hookway managed the whole project, which really took the pressure off me. They were brilliant, managing the contractors and making sure that we were all kept fully informed as the project progressed, with all updates given in a timely manner.”

“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.’”

“We had to prepare and construct additional facilities, within two terms, to accommodate a child with severe and profound needs. The initial task seemed totally overwhelming, however Hookway took on the role of project managing the nearly £100,000 extension and enabled school life to continue with very few changes. ”