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Essentially whole life costing (WLC) is a means of comparing options, and their associated cost and income streams, over a period of time. Understanding the whole life costs of a building helps our clients make better informed design decisions from the outset. It allows them to select the most suitable building materials and components, or elements, thus achieving a more sustainable facility and better project outcome.

Whole life costing involves calculating the lowest cost options for the entire commercial life of a building, or individual component or element of a building, to include: construction capital costs, maintenance costs, running costs and also possibly demolition costs. It may also include a planned preventative maintenance programme and an allowance for expenditure on maintenance, as in this way interruption to business and associated costs can be minimised, thus saving money in the long-term.   

Testimonial

“Tom Bishop led us through the two-year process with a calm and professional demeanour. His contribution to the project was central to the completion of the building on-time (during the pandemic) and the design outcomes have suited our teaching and performance needs completely. A highly successful design and architectural project.”

“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.”

“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.”

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Remodelling a gym to create a multi-use space, Norton Hill Academy

Hookway recently completed a project for Norton Hill secondary school, remodelling their school gym to create a state of the art drama studio/theatre.

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Project Newton, St. Laurence Church, East Harptree

Fantastic to see that works are underway at St. Laurence Church, the only Grade 2* listed building in East Harptree, Somerset.

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Re-roofing and insulation for St. Peter's High School

Hookway recently helped St. Peter's High School secure CIF funding to re-place a failing roof system.

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