Work has continued to progress well on site over the last month. We have now completed the rubble clearing works in respect of Phase 4a of the project. Imported subsoil has been laid and graded to the required levels in this area and topsoil has been laid up to the line of the proposed fence.
We have also commenced work in respect of Springfield House. Furniture has been removed from the building and we have begun the soft stripping works, including the removal of the roller shutter doors. These works will make way for the demolition of the building over the forthcoming weeks.
A team of runners consisting of Hobson & Porter employees and their friends and family recently took part in the Hull 10K Run for All, raising money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
23 runners completed the run as part of the Hobson Porter & Friends team. This was the fourth time a team from Hobson & Porter has run the 10K, but some members of this year’s team were first-time competitors, and had to put in some training beforehand!
The Run for All is a nationwide event that was founded by the late fundraiser and runner, Jane Tomlinson. Despite the devastating news that she had terminal breast cancer, Jane not only outlived her initial six-month prognosis, but completed several incredible challenges, including a full Ironman, two half Ironmans, the London Marathon three times, the New York Marathon and three London triathlons. Jane raised £1.85M for various charities and inspired the nation, and the 10K Run for All continues her legacy.
Last year, the team raised £1,000 which was a terrific achievement, and so this figure set the target for this year. We’re pleased to announce, however, that this target has been surpassed, with the total currently standing at £4,635! We would like to thank all of the friends, family members and business partners who have contributed to this impressive total.
Hobson & Porter’s team have taken part in several challenges to raise money for charity, including the infamous Tough Mudder, and thankfully the weather held out at the weekend to prevent the 10K from resembling these other events too closely!
To help the team’s fundraising efforts, and congratulate them on a job well done, you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/LOUISE-BAILEY19
We all remember maths lessons at school, where we wondered when on earth any of this would come in handy. Luckily for the students at Priory Primary School in Hull, Hobson & Porter’s recent visit has offered them a host of possible answers to this quandary.
At a recent visit to the school during its STEM week, our site engineers engaged with students in Years 5 and 6 to teach them how maths can be taken out of the classroom and applied to real life, and hopefully inspired a few of Hull’s future engineers in the process.
The children were also given the opportunity to try out their newly-indispensable maths skills in a hands on session with a theodolite, taking accurate measurements of their own classrooms with the high-tech piece of equipment.
This visit was one of Hobson & Porter’s many collaborations with the education sector, as we are always looking for ways to provide students of all ages with experience and knowledge of the construction industry through arranging engaging activities like these with younger students and setting up worthwhile opportunities for older students.
Encouraging the development of the skills students will need for a future in our industry will not only benefit them, but will also benefit the construction industry in the future by supplying it with a stream of motivated young people with fresh ideas and initiatives.
Hobson & Porter’s Nostell Way housing project in Bridlington was highly commended in the category for Best Social or Affordable Housing at the recent LABC Building Excellence Awards.
The judging panel noted our positive collaborative working relationship with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, along with the project’s high standards, innovative design and attention to detail.
The building materials, including triple glazing and extensive insulation, were chosen to make sure the houses are all energy efficient, and compost bins and water butts have been installed in order to encourage residents to live environmentally friendly lifestyles.
The project came about as part of a £5.5m project to build new affordable homes for council tenants, creating 48 brand new houses at the top of Pinfold Lane, consisting of 28 three-bedroom homes and 20 two-bedroom homes, to be accessed via Nostell Way.
We’re very pleased that this project has been recognised by LABC, as our team has worked tirelessly over the past two years to deliver this work to our usual high standard, and their outstanding workmanship really deserves to be acknowledged.
The minor works division of Hobson Porter have delivered a scheme on behalf of JCT 600 Properties involving the regeneration of a car showroom to comply with the new Volkswagen corporate specification.
The showroom refurbishment project comprised of demolition works, new drainage installation, erection of internal steelwork to support feature walls and plastering works.
Internal decoration works and the installation of various fixtures and fittings within the showroom area were also incorporated into the project. These included painting, tiling to the floors, fitting of facilities to the washroom areas, installation of glazed screen partitions and carpeting.
Externally, groundworks were carried out comprising of reconfiguration of the carpark and internal cladding to certain areas of the build.
Throughout the scheme work was carried out to schedule resulting in a successful completion of the project on time and within budget.
The South Yorkshire and Humber LABC awards were a success for Hobson & Porter as we were awarded “Best Community Building” for our facility, The Orchard.
The building, a £2.7 million construction for local charity Emmaus Hull, is a facility for the homeless that provides en-suite accommodation and living space for up to 30 residents, as well as a café and retail space for residents to work in.
Emmaus is a charity which provides homes and meaningful work for the homeless to help regain lost self-esteem and the confidence to get back on their feet.
The LABC building excellence awards set out to recognise the excellence in quality and sustainable construction of projects of all scopes whether this be new builds, extensions or alterations.
The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 12th May at the Forest Pines Hotel in Scunthorpe.
David Blades, Director of Hobson & Porter said: “We are delighted to receive this award which is a proud reflection of the work we have carried out in the local community.
“The Orchard has given opportunity and purpose to the lives of homeless people in the Hull area and we are proud to have played our part in the construction of it.”