This is a new build project to enlarge Norton Community Primary School to accommodate the increasing number of pupils. The new satellite building on Langton Road is for year 5 and 6 pupils and staff, and is located a quarter of a mile away from the main school site on Wood Street.
The new structure was built onto an existing building, formerly Brooklyn House, owned by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and previously used as a venue for the delivery of youth and community services; this is being refurbished inside and out to be part of Norton Community Primary School. Overall, the new school building contains six classrooms for pupils in years 5 and 6, along with all the other facilities required for a successful modern school including reception, library, staff room and administration area, IT suite, kitchen and dining area and teaching kitchen, and toilet block. To the outside there is a playground and a large sports field.
On 5th August 2017, Site Manager Dave McCorrie was presented with an award for the achievement of 10 tonnes of recycled wood waste on the Norton project.
This is the third project Hobson & Porter has undertaken for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service in the last two years, having previously transformed Immingham West Fire Station in North Lincolnshire into a purpose-built training facility, and delivered a £2 million state-of-the-art station at Clough Road in North Hull.
Hobson & Porter began the process of upgrading Bransholme Fire Station’s internal facilities late in 2016, with a refurbishment contract with its minor works unit worth around £500,000. The station, which is occupied by 24 full-time personnel, was built in 1976 and was in need of updating and improving.
The upgrade includes fitting a new boiler room, gymnasium, welfare pods, appliance bay, dormitories and shower facilities. One part of the upgrade that was enthusiastically welcomed by station staff is the upstairs area, which has a brand-new kitchen, meeting room, TV area and IT area.
We recommended that air conditioning be installed in the gymnasium, and the ceiling be lowered to make the maintenance and upgrading of mechanical and electrical assets easier. This was readily agreed by East Riding Council, who increased the remit of the contract accordingly.
The project at Priory Primary School, commissioned by Hull City Council, involved a wide range of works to enlarge the school to facilitate a greater intake of pupils, with a refurbished building for juniors, and infants occupying the existing school building (which previously accommodated both juniors and infants). Works were also done to improve and modernise part of the adjoining children’s centre.
Improvements were made to the interior and exterior of the buildings, a play area and car park were created to the front of the school, as well as landscaping to the rear of the Children’s Centre; the service road (leading from the main road) was also widened and improved.
From the outset this project was characterised by strict time pressures. As a result, the team at Hobson & Porter (and all sub-contractors) worked flat out, including extra weekends and evenings, to ensure the successful handover of all work by 14th July 2017 – within a year of the commencement of early works. At the peak of the project – just before Christmas 2016 – between 60 and 80 people were working on site.
Hobson & Porter delivered this scheme involving the construction of a new depot for DPD Distribution, on behalf of the Horncastle Group.
Situated on a five-acre plot, the site has parking spaces for 59 vans, five HGV trailers and 60 car parking spaces. The project encountered some unforeseen issues with ground conditions, a challenge met and overcome by Hobson & Porter with no impact upon the programme.
Excess sand had to be removed from site to allow adequate construction of the sub-base and concrete slab. Additional aggregates were brought to site and excess sand utilized for hard standing areas. Despite this early complication, the works were absorbed into the programme and the delivery team managed to grant access to the client’s internal fit-out team two weeks ahead of schedule.
Now fully operational, the facility processes up to 20,000 packages a day for delivery to residential and business addresses within a 50-mile radius. The project received a glowing client feedback report in early 2017 and Hobson & Porter is currently commencing a further project of a similar kind at Ozone Park.
Completed in September 2016, this project involved the construction of two brand new, state-of-the-art educational buildings. The first consists of a new sports facility complete with a Sports England Certified Sports Hall designed for a wide range of activities including; football, basketball, volleyball and gym. The second building is a three-storey food and nutrition facility with microbiology labs, commercial kitchen and open teaching space. Externally, we erected a large, floodlit 3G sports pitch for football and rugby.
The project was shortlisted in two categories of the Lincolnshire Construction and Property Awards 2017: Development Project of the Year (over £5m) and Sustainable Project of Year.
The resounding success of this project was a result of our fantastic working relationship with the college and architects CAD Associates, whom we also worked with on a collaborative basis to deliver the award-winning first phase of the scheme in 2015.
Hobson & Porter’s Nostell Way housing project in Bridlington 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.
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.
Our team worked tirelessly over two years to deliver the work to our usual high standard, and we’re delighted the project was highly commended in the category for Best Social or Affordable Housing at the LABC Building Excellence Awards.