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Birmingham Post
David Laister

Hobson and Porter awards itself top marks for summer education projects success

Hull construction specialist Hobson & Porter completed almost £3 million worth of refurbishment works in the education sector this summer.

The projects, totalling £2.7 million, have included the £850,000 refurbishment of Hull College’s ground floor tower block café, and the fifth and seventh floors of the building, as well as other works around the wider campus and external courtyard remodelling.

Another project in Hull has involved a £700,000 project for Hull Esteem and Hull City Council at Butterflies Nursery School on Priory Road. The existing nursery was demolished and replaced with a modern, larger new building. It also successfully completed a series of projects for East Riding of Yorkshire Council in time for the start of term.

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A £200,000 project at St Andrews Kirk Ella has seen several buildings refurbished to improve the learning and teaching spaces. The team has also completed a £270,000 project for North Ferriby Primary School, completely re-roofing the school and refurbishing several classrooms. The essential maintenance to the roof including the removal of asbestos.

Lastly, Market Weighton Primary School has also benefited from £255,000 worth of construction works, with the refurbishment of the sports centre changing rooms, WC’s and reception areas. It comes as a £6 million care centre construction project gets underway in Scunthorpe

Hobson and Porter's work in the education sector. (David Lee Photography Ltd)
More doors: Further work. (David Lee Photography Ltd)

Minor works manager at the £46 million turnover firm, Sam Robertson, said: “We understand the time pressures when it comes to working in the education sector. We have such a short timeframe in the school holidays to get everything done to the highest standard in time for the first day back in September!

“Hull College, Hull Esteem, Hull City Council and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council have been clients for many years because we never over promise or under deliver. We are very proud of these recent projects, which ultimately provide a better environment for young people to learn and grow.”

Hobson & Porter also completed two projects in North Yorkshire for York City Council. Sam added: “We have also carried out £428,000 worth of re-roofing works to Huntington Primary School and Elvington Primary School that will ensure the longevity of the buildings for many years to come. Our expertise and commitment to providing the best possible return on investment for the education sector is what makes us stand out from our competitors and it is why we keep winning work at nurseries, schools and colleges across the region.”

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