Hobson & Porter boosts work book with £3.5m of education sector deals

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire construction firm Hobson & Porter has carried out education contracts worth than £3.5m pounds.

Hobson & Porter, which has its head office in Hull, delivered a strong bank of new-build education works across the region totalling more than £25m last year, which it has boosted with a busy summer delivering a large huge portfolio of complex refurbishment projects in regional schools.

Projects included the creation of a new multi-use games area at St Hugh’s School in Scunthorpe, and the refurbishment of four science classrooms, a prep room and office, and replacement pipework, cabling and mechanical ventilation at Beverley High School, on behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The firm also refurbished flat and pitched roofs and tennis courts at Howden School, created a timber framed extension at Hornsea Primary School, and upgraded heating and hot water systems and boilers at Swanland Primary School in East Yorkshire. Meanwhile for York County Council, Hobson & Porter worked at three schools – Clifton Green Primary School, Huntington Primary Academy and Yearsley Grove Primary School – with works including building a new, secure lobby at Clifton Green and carrying our re-roofing works at Yearsley Grove.

Sam Robertson, from Hobson & Porter’s minor works division, said: “When it comes to the education sector, we have more than 50 years of experience of mobilising our teams for a huge uplift in education refurbishment and repurposing work over the summer months. We appreciate how important it is to work to a set timeframe so that we can have everything handed over and ready for the start of term. These projects are often incredibly intricate and require a real hands-on approach to deal with the unforeseen challenges which arise.

“Thankfully we can rely on our hugely experienced, directly employed team of management staff and operatives to deliver to our steadfast standards in these circumstances. We’ve worked across a huge portfolio of primary, secondary, further and higher education buildings in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region and we value our relationships with a diverse set of clients in the education sector.

“Creating an inspiring environment for pupils to learn and thrive in is something we are hugely committed too, and our proven track record for delivering on our promises means that we always have a very busy schedule of works to carry out not only in the summer break, but also during all academic holidays throughout the year.”

As well as refurbishment works, Hobson & Porter is also delivering new build projects for schools and colleges in the region. The firm has recently broken ground on a new £7m primary school in Northallerton for North Yorkshire Council and Dales Academies and has recently handed over a £6m new-build project at Fulford School in York, where it has built a new English, drama and art centre for the South York Multi-Academy Trust.

The company is also building a £5m technical, engineering and construction facility at York College and recently completed projects for The University of Sheffield and Humber Engineering Training Association (HETA), and it has recently broken ground on the £10m Horizon Youth Zone in Grimsby.

Original artice – https://business-live.co.uk/all-about/yorkshire-humber

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