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Sector: Ecclesiastical | Residential
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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Testimonial

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

“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.”

“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. ”