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Sector: Ecclesiastical
Service: Cost Consultancy

A new rectory for the five parishes of Draycott Benefice

The Diocese of Bristol required a new rectory to serve the five parishes of the Draycot Benefice. A site was found within the village of Sutton Benger which required a sensitive design solution due to the nature of the village and the closeness to the Grade 2* listed church of All saints. 

The challenge

The design had to  reflect the importance of the siting and provide modern accommodation for incumbent and their family.  The scheme needed to be completed within a limited budget but provide a solution in keeping with the village and its surroundings  

The solution

Hookway worked with the architect’s O’Leary & Goss to carry out robust financial management through the design process to ensure that the proposals remained within the available budget whilst being mindful to ensure the core requirements of the design brief were retained. The project was carried out under a traditional contract with full quantity surveying services provided by Hookway throughout working closely with the Diocese to ensure their vision was delivered.   

The result

The building was completed within the budget available and the timescale required by the parish community to provide a home fit for the 21st Century needs of a busy rector.  

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“After a fantastic refurbishment of our Grade II* listed building roof last year, Hookway has excellently project managed a complete transformation of our asbestos roofs.”

“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 needs of the school were always at heart and I felt that I had a voice in the process. The two new classrooms are fantastic. They are light, airy and spacious, and the children love them. The children refer to them as the ‘Posh Wing’.”