M001 Imporvements to Scarborough School Facilities

Building work underway to improve Scarborough academy facilities

Specialist education construction consultancy MAC to deliver £3.5m project

Building work on Scarborough’s Graham and George Pindar School is now underway as part of a series of targeted projects, with a £3.5m budget that will improve facilities and better meet the needs of students.

Facilitating ‘significant’ improvements at both sites, funding for the project has been secured from the Department for Education through the Strategic School Improvement Capital Budget.

Leading education construction specialists MAC Consultants have been instructed to design, procure and deliver the 6 packages of work on site.

These works will address several issues at both of the school sites and look to create the most positive impact with the least disruption, lasting a total of nine months including block replacement works, mechanical and electrical upgrades and replacement of windows and roofs.

The works are part of the incorporation of the two schools into the York based HOPE Learning Trust who has been working with the schools since early 2018.

HOPE Learning Trust appointed MAC Construction Consultants to act as the main project lead for the Department for Education ensuring that the works are completed to the requirements of the DfE and within the funding agreement.

Project Manager and Senior Building Surveyor Nathan Hughes from MAC said: “The works have already made a vast improvement to the external fabric of the building and have dramatically increased the levels of daylighting in many areas.

“We are well on the way to completing the goal of bringing the buildings back into good repair and making a substantial and sustained step forward to make serious improvements to these schools.

“We anticipate that work will be completed within a nine-month time frame, meeting the needs of the schools, being in line with the vision of HOPE Learning Trust and to the exact funding requirements of the Department for Education.”

Sheffield Office

MAC Construction Consultants Goes Live in Sheffield!

Construction professionals MAC Construction Consultants are continuing to buck the trend of mergers and acquisitions in the property consultant sector by announcing the opening of our new Sheffield Office at Suite 24, Cooper Buildings, Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NS. This becomes Office No.6 on our national map and follows quickly on the success of our other offices in Leeds, Manchester, Milton Keynes, London and Bristol.

The office is now live and ready to assist with any property related issues through our Project Management, Cost Consultancy, Project Services, Health & Safety Consultant and Building Consultancy Teams providing a wide variety of professional services.

It also brings a return to the city of two ex-Lambert Smith Hampton Surveyors, in the form of Director Barry Smith, who now heads up both the MAC Sheffield Office and the MAC Project Services Division nationally, and Senior Surveyor Joe Beckett. Both Surveyors moved over to MAC to set up the Building Consultancy Team in August 2016, and have been instrumental in the success of the Division, which has doubled in size within 12 months.

Excellent opportunity
MAC Director Barry Smith said: “This is an excellent opportunity for us in our quest to expand on our existing Project Management, Cost Consultancy and Project Services offerings nationally and we view Sheffield and the surrounding regions as being full of potential for growth in the next 30 years and beyond, especially in connection with the development opportunities afforded by Brexit and the proposed HS2/HS3 rail lines.”

“By having a large team of Project Managers, Cost Consultants/QS’s, Building Surveyors and Health & Safety Consultants in the Sheffield Office, who have a wealth of experience between them, we will significantly enhance our existing capacity to deliver high quality niche Construction Services in the UK.”

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Condition Improvement Fund – Results Announced!

For CIF 2017/18, MAC are delighted to announce that we have worked closely with our academy clients to help them secure 70% of funding, totalling in excess of £6m for roofing, window, heating, block refurbishment and extension projects.

If your bid has been successful, congratulations, our experts can help you deliver your project on time and to budget. If your bid was rejected, we can help you to improve your chances of success in the 2018/19 round. If you didn’t submit a bid, by starting now, we can help you maximise your chances of a successful bid in the 2018/19 round.

For further information and an informal no obligation discussion, please contact:

Jonathan Jones, 07943 049 754