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For one industry with many requirements, calfordseaden is one practice with many solutions


As a leading multi-disciplined consultancy, we are appointed on a range of projects from single buildings to multi-million pound mixed-use developments�

ABOUT CALFORDSEADEN calfordseaden are a leading multi-disciplined construction and property consultancy offering a comprehensive range of services to the building and construction industry delivering projects from conception through to completion. We work across the private and public sectors delivering our full range of services, including chartered surveying, project management, architecture & masterplanning, civil & structural engineering, mechanical & electrical engineering, sustainability advice and health & safety consultancy. Through our complementary and mutually supportive competencies, we provide our clients with a truly multi-disciplined service. Our portfolio of projects includes all forms of affordable housing, commercial, industrial, health, education, community, retail, leisure and other building projects. Our completed projects include Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) and NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust projects. calfordseaden has practiced for more than 70 years. We have extensive experience in traditional construction and are a leading authority in the sustainable design & construction, renewable technologies, building information modelling, rights of light and health & safety.

We anticipate the needs of our clients and our enormous collective experience means we provide the expertise our clients’ expect. We believe in providing value for money and pursue a flexible and innovative approach to the challenges we encounter on behalf of our clients. calfordseaden enjoys many long-term relationships with clients large and small. We pride ourselves on our flexible response to the projects we undertake with respect for the environment, sustainability and cost in use always among our key considerations. Our uncompromising levels of professionalism means we recruit the best by investing continuously in the knowledge and skills of our people as well as in our technological capabilities. This ensures we constantly anticipate the needs of our clients and provide them with the best and latest solutions and perspectives. A Partner is involved in some way in every project we undertake. Their guidance not only ensures our clients receive the standard of service they expect, but means that our staff continuously benefit from their experience and expertise. calfordseaden’s investment in its people is a fundamental part of our business. This commitment has enabled us to retain staff and attract new staff of the highest calibre. We are rightly proud of our staff retention rate, which is clearly beneficial to maintaining continuity in the services provided.


Southend-on-Sea Birmingham London Orpington Winchester

Orpington (Head office)





St John’s House 1a Knoll Rise Orpington Kent BR6 0JX

King’s Head House King’s Head Yard Borough High Street London SE1 1NA

Calford House Wessex Business Park Wessex Way Colden Common Winchester SO21 1WP

Stewart Court 214a Hagley Road Edgbaston Birmingham B16 9PH

The Maltings Locks Hill Rochford Essex SS4 1BB

T 01689 888222

T 020 7493 3788

T 01962 718300

T 0121 454 1688

T 01702 548449








Acquisition surveys Adjudication and arbitration Building surveys Clerks of works (site inspectors) Construction cost advice Contract administration Contract disputes Defects analysis and reparation advice Defects disputes Development appraisals Development monitoring Dilapidations Employer’s agent Expert witness Feasibility studies Housing Quality Indicators Independent certifiers Insurance evaluations and claims Land lead opportunities Life cycle costing Maintenance Major repairs Partnering advice Neighbourly matters Planned maintenance reports Private finance initiative Project and technical audits Quantity surveying Refurbishment Research Rights of lights Schedule of conditions Sunlight and daylight Property taxation advice Topographical surveys Urban regeneration Value engineering

Contract administration Contract disputes Defects disputes Development appraisals Development monitoring Employer’s agent Partnering advice Project management and co-ordination Urban regeneration Value engineering

ARCHITECTURE & MASTERPLANNING Architectural design Conservation architecture Design and build Development appraisals Feasibility studies Master planning Memorials and statues Planning applications and appeals Refurbishment Space planning Town planning Urban design Urban regeneration

CIVIL & STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Adoption agreements Design and supervision Drainage and sewerage design Environmental and contaminated land appraisal Flood risk assessments Forensic engineering Highways and roads design Initial concept and feasibility Option appraisals Party wall assessment Refurbishment Risk assessment Site clearance and demolition appraisal Site investigation Structural assessments Structural repairs Structural surveys and investigations Testing and monitoring Value engineering

MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Condition surveys Design and supervision Domestic gas heating & hot water Feasibility studies Fire safety equipment Lifts & escalators Low & zero carbon developments Maintenance Mechanical & electrical design services Security systems Water hygiene

SUSTAINABILITY ADVICE Acoustic testing Air permeability Air conditioning inspection Airtightness testing Commercial Energy Performance Certificates CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Energy assessments Existing Domestic Energy Performance Certificates Grants Renewable energy SAP and As Built EPCs Sustainable homes Sustainability & energy reports Sustainable drainage systems and rainwater attenuation Thermal imaging Training Water management

HEALTH & SAFETY ADVICE Accident investigations CDM Coordinator services Fire risk management Health and safety management systems Health and safety policy Retainer services Site waste management plans Site safety inspections Site safety audits Training



The Partners and members of staff of calfordseaden are its most important asset. We work in a people driven industry; it is our people that make the difference. Our people are ultimately why our clients choose to work with us. It is their experience, expertise, skills and proactive approach that make a real difference to their projects.

Our integrated multi-disciplined organisation encompasses the skills and specialities necessary to provide a definitive and diverse service to the education sector. Our professional team has extensive experience working directly for primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and academies as well as via local education authorities, trustees and school boards.

A Partner is involved in some way in every project undertaken by calfordseaden. Their guidance not only ensures our clients receive the standard of service they expect, but means that our staff continuously benefit from their experience and expertise, ultimately enhancing their own personal development. The enormous collective experience throughout calfordseaden means we can provide the expertise our clients’ projects demand. Whether these demands are large or small, complex or simple, our committed teams of people have the ability to deliver projects from inception through to completion. We ensure our expert personnel are easily accessible to clients, improving working relationships, thus leading to a more productive and efficient team. In our experience, this encourages an innovative approach and provides added value for our clients’ benefit and, as importantly, for the end users.

calfordseaden’s design, project management, cost consultancy, engineering and sustainability expertise has been successfully engaged on an extensive portfolio of education and related sector projects. This portfolio includes: Nurseries, Sure Start & Children Centres; Primary & Secondary Schools; Colleges, Universities and Further Education; Foyers, Community & Youth Facilities; Student Halls of Residence and Keyworker Accommodation. Our multi-disciplinary approach enables us to anticipate and consider most issues that arise and enables the establishment of well considered detailed risk management strategy that will ensure delivery of schemes proactively and to a high quality. As experts in the sector, we seek to deliver schemes that meet all stakeholder’s needs and embody the principles of inclusive design. We focus in delivering a service that captures the passion, expertise and quality required by our clients. We achieve this through close consultation and solid communication.

TONBRIDGE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS The Governors of Tonbridge Grammar School commissioned calfordseaden as employer’s agent, quantity surveyor and CDM co-ordinator in the procurement and construction of a new teaching block and sports hall, plus remodelling of the existing school. This new three-storey classroom block and sports hall provides: 39 classrooms with storage, offices and resource rooms; Disabled toilets on every floor;  Lift access throughout the building;  A new indoor sports facility in place of the gymnasium, including drama and dance classrooms and changing room;  Netball courts and tennis courts;  70 car parking spaces including seven for disabled use. 

In addition, the existing gymnasium is currently being converted into a dining hall and kitchen, which may also be used as a teaching hall or performance area. Work started on site in November 2007 and was completed on time and within budget. The new building was handed over to the school at the end of October 2009. Client: Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls Contract Period: 4 years Value: £10 million Services: Employer’s Agent, Cost Planner, CDMC, Clerk of Works

HAYES SECONDARY SCHOOL, BROMLEY We initially worked with the School to develop a vision to refocus the school around the original building and Grade II Listed Garden. The resultant masterplan rearranges the main entrance reception and public areas and addresses the change in levels across the site to make the school fully accessible and provide a framework for a flexible and compact school. Designed like a pavilion overlooking the sports field the completed masterplan will provide a 21 century flexible space for campus style teaching. The site nestles in Metropolitan Open Land and on the edge of a conservation area which necessitated sensitive negotiations pre-application with the Local Authority Planner’s, Councillors and local residents. The first phase provides a stand-alone library, exhibition, media studies and classroom block for 6th Form diploma students and incorporating a Special Educational Needs centre. The building is sited to minimise disruption to the school and used modular off-site construction techniques to ensure completion ahead of the new school year. The finished building sits well in its mature parkland setting and succeeds in re-focussing the school around the Listed Garden.

We also reordered existing spaces vacated through relocation into this new block, including converting the staff room into a training suite, the learning resource centre into the staff room and six classrooms into a 6th Form common room with bar, dance floor and computer study suite. The second phase, comprising a further stand-alone block incorporating a six court sports hall, dance studio, changing rooms and Maths Department classrooms, has already received planning permission. The building will be constructed adjacent to the existing all-weather tennis courts and will link onto the earlier Phase 1 scheme. The building will achieve a BREEAM ‘very good’ rating and incorporate a green roof. Client: Hayes School and London Borough of Bromley Contract Period: 3 years Value: £5 million Services: Lead Consultant, Masterplanner, Architect (A-D), Planning Consultant, Landscape Architect, Building Surveyor, CDMC; In-house M&E, Sustainability and Structural Engineering Advice

Fawood Children’s Centre, Harlesden This new nursery, shortlisted for the Stirling Prize, forms part of the major redevelopment of this urban area. The completed nursery provides a single sheltered and secure area, with the roof covering extended to cover play-areas and circulation between these two spaces. Designing the external spaces as outdoor rooms ensures the site is usable all year round.

Graveney School, Tooting Acting as a multi-disciplinary role for the reprovision of Design and Technology facilities, around an existing sub station. The finished building provides 4 workshops, a CAD CAM room and staff room. The building incorporates a wind turbine and photovoltaic cells principally as learning aids which also benefit through sale of excess energy to the energy provider.

The variety of colours, shapes and textures provides an attractive, stimulating learning environment.

Undertaking structural inspections, connected to building movement. We identified savings to shape the school’s future energy strategy and development of the educational aspects of energy conservation, leading to our appointment as M&E Designers.

Client: Stonebridge Housing Action Trust Contract Period: 3 years Value: £2 million Services: Employer’s Agent, Cost Planner and Health & Safety Adviser

Client: Graveney School Value: £1.3 million Services: Project manager, Cost Consultant, Architect, M&E Engineer and Sustainability advisor

Khalsa Primary School, Southall SGSS, one of the leading Sikh institutions outside of India, has been given the responsibility of constructing Khalsa Primary School in Southall, London - the borough’s first voluntary aided Sikh Primary School. Norwood Hall, a Grade II listed building, has been refurbished to provide opportunities for community activities. These works included both essential repairs to maintain the historic fabric of the house, and the alterations needed. The project offering a two-form Primary school with nursery for 3-11 year olds, including 420 full-time primary places and 50 full-time nursery places, with 20 per cent of total places being reserved for children of other faiths. Client: Gurdwara Sri Singh Sabha Value: £9 million Services: Employers Agent and Architect

FUTURES COLLEGE, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA This project involved the design and construction of a new cutting edge upper college that provides work based learning opportunities as well as traditional academic general teaching spaces for 14 to 19 year old’s. The vocational learning spaces included a construction workshop offering training in bricklaying; painting and decorating; engineering; joinery and carpentry; as well as hair and beauty studios and state of the art science laboratories. With a floor area of approximately 7,000m2, the new building comprised a steel framed structure with a mixture of cladding styles, high quality finishes and ground source heat pumps providing approximately half of the building’s energy needs from renewable sources. The college building is set in extensive landscaped grounds incorporating newly laid grass and synthetic sports pitches.

In our role as project manager and cost consultant, we were required to reconcile two quite different educational visions one emanating from a conventional secondary school and the other from an independent vocational training provider. To help the design team interpret these visions, to create a unique nationally recognised bespoke training facility, providing both academic and vocational training opportunities. Despite main contractor insolvency issues, we ensured the project was strictly managed and properly bonded resulting in the building contract being delivered within budget, to time and to the desired design standard. Value: ÂŁ17 million Services: Project Manager and Cost Consultant Project previously undertaken by HBW Partnership, which is now incorporated with calfordseaden LLP

PROSPECTS COLLEGE, BASILDON This project comprised a phased development of a new construction and engineering campus, involving part demolition and part major refurbishment of existing industrial units, to create a state of the art facility for the training of apprentices and young people who have selected a vocational career. The utilisation of existing structures enabled the project to be delivered within tight financial constraints with our cost control skills being used to demonstrate how an educational project can be completed significantly under national cost indicators for this type of scheme.

This need for tight cost control did not deter the architect in any way, indeed, we worked closely with the architect and engineers to find value for money solutions for each of the building elements to create a campus that all the students can be justifiably proud. This project was procured traditionally with us not only fulfilling the role of Project Manager, Contract Administrator, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Coordinator but also managing the OJEU procurement process in the selection of the main contractor.

We were also heavily involved with the various funding submissions and dealing directly with funding officers. Location: Basildon, Essex Value: ÂŁ7.7m Services: Project Manager, Contract Administrator, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Coordinator Project previously undertaken by HBW Partnership, which is now incorporated with calfordseaden LLP

SLOUGH GRAMMAR SCHOOL New entrance and school four court gym, twelve classrooms (70m2 each), sixth form centre and new dining facility with kitchen for 400 covers per day and a new staff room. The scheme will incorporate enhanced facilities to ensure the ongoing development of the school SEN provision. Planning permission granted April 2012. Awaiting funding confirmation before proceeding with the build. We are novated to Contractor for the working drawings package. The school currently has a facility that enables students with physical and medical difficulties to have the privacy and dignity that they require to meet their individual needs adequately for personal hygiene, administration of medication, occupational therapy, speech therapy and physiotherapy. These are in need of significant upgrade and we have carried out condition surveys and tendered works packages for specific elements such as new windows and new fire alarm system. Works will include remodelling of some spaces vacated through relocation into the new buildings.

Principal Mrs Hernandez Estrada said

“Finally we have a restaurant of which we can be proud and Sixth Formers have a choice of environments in which to conduct research, independent & group work and also “The Square” to meet and relax in between. It will make a real difference to current and future students.” Client: Slough Grammar School for Girls Contract Period: 3 years Value: £8 million Services: Architect, M&E Engineer, Structural Engineer, Employers Agent, CDMC, Clerk of Works, Building Surveyor

SURE START INITIATIVE Our Birmingham Architects were appointed by Turner & Townsend Project Management, on behalf of Birmingham City Council to develop various projects under the Sure Start Initiative. The schemes comprised the extension or refurbishment of existing facilities through to new build on six separate educational sites Developed as part of the Sure Start Government Program that works to increase the availability of childcare, improve health and emotional development for young children and support parents in their aspirations towards employment. The programme focuses on development and improvements in disadvantaged areas with Local Authorities.

Building projects range from the provision of a new ‘welcome’ entrance to Bells Farm Primary School, the reorganisation of an existing church hall to provide child facilities at Gospel Oak, the provision of health care facilities to existing Primrose Hill, Cape Street and Anderton Park Children’s Centres, through to a 460m2 new build project at Albert Bradbeer Primary School, providing a Sure Start facility supporting existing facilities on the site. Modular construction was used for the larger projects to reduce both construction time and operatives on very restrictive, busy sites.

Albert Bradbeer Primary School Creation of a new Sure Start facility to support the existing Albert Bradbeer Primary School used modular build construction to limit the amount of work on site, minimising disruption to the school. The building provided both internal and external play spaces along with community rooms and health facilities to support the local community. Contract Sum: £785,800 Anderton Park Primary School Using ‘off site manufacture’ a modular building was sighted onto an existing car park to the Children’s Centre of Anderton Park Primary School to facilitate health care facilities to support the existing sure start programme at the centre. Contract Sum: £334,000 Bells Farm Primary School Reorganisation and a sympathetic extension to the main entrance to Bells Farm Primary School allowed for up to date reception facilities to be created. Contract Sum: £67,000 Client: Birmingham City Council and Turner & Townsend Value: £2.3 million Services: Architect

HEAD OFFICE St John’s House, 1a Knoll Rise Orpington Kent BR6 0JX T 01689 888222 E King’s Head House King’s Head Yard Borough High Street London SE1 1NA T 020 7940 3200 E Stewart Court 214a Hagley Road, Edgbaston Birmingham B16 9PH T 0121 454 1688 E Calford House

Wessex Business Park Wessex Way Colden Common Winchester S021 1WP T 01962 718300 E The Maltings Locks Hill


Rochford Essex SS4 1BB T 01702 548449 E

calfordseaden LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership Registered in England and Wales number OC315838 Registered Office: Devonshire House, 60 Goswell Road, London EC1M 7AD where a list of members is kept

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