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projects portfolio 1985-2013

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Symon Construction are speciliast contractors in schools and have been providing our flexible construction solutions to the education sector for many years. Symon have close links with many schools and education authorities and in recent years we have provided value-for-money solutions, particularly for Academy status schools. Symon’s workforce is fully CRB checked and trained and our history of repeat clients shows that we can guarantee customer satisfaction.

Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby Symon have long had an excellent relationship with one of the country’s most prestigious grammar schools. Built on trusted working relationships, our flexible approach and quick response has led to several successful large projects and extensions to the school’s facilities. Symon also carry out the school’s maintenance works

new food technology


onstruction of single storey extension forming new food technology classroom and associated stores, toilets and circulation spaces including associated external works, drainage and services.


The project also included a new lift shaft for access to first floor biology labs. The new facility build was carried out during term time meaning minimum disruption was required for the construction.


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hase I of new build, stateof-the-art changing facilities at school’s specialist sports ground incorporating upgraded entrance works including pumped drainage system.

his project included the sensitive refurbishment, within the conservation belt of Rugby, to restore the traditional headmaster’s house to its former glory including original features.

The design was such to make it as low maintenance and damageproof as possible for a high school isolated changing facility. The new facility included multiple changing rooms, shower rooms, kitchen and sportsmaster changing facilities.

2010 £430k

With the former library facilties being re-located, the three storey building was converted into new offices for the headmaster, deputies and the administration staff 2009 of the school.


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Ashlawn School Academy Trust, Rugby Since Symon Construction undertook Ashlawn School’s kitchen & dining room renovation & extension in 2010, we have had a close relationship with Rugby’s largest seconary school, undertaking several successful projects & maintenance work.

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complete overhaul of the kitchen including all mechanical and electrical works for Rugby’s largest school included a new timber-framed extention to accommodate a new dining area. The project including stripping out and reconfiguration of the existing kitchen with associated drainage works and installation of brand new kitchen equipment and reconfiguration of dining facilities.

2010 £285k

N e w IT & A d m i n i n s t r a t i o n B l o c k


ew timber framed two-storey construction of new IT & Admin block. The new facility includes extended administration offices and new IT classrooms. Cedar cladding and aluminium windows complete a modern look.

2011 £270k

W/C refurbishment


efurbishment of senior learning team W/C accommodation. The project is

2012 £15k

DINING extension


ew timber-frame building to extend existing dining facilities including renewal of floor structure and 2012 coverings to existing dining area. £81k

perimEter fencing


ew security solution to provide 340m of perimeter fencing to school. Works including necessary groundworks and ducting for installation of electronic 2012 automatic entry systems and intercom systems. £153k

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Ashby Fields School

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efurbishment throughout large junior school in Daventry.

The project included alterations to classrooms, offices and library and refurbishment of all W/C facilties with associated mechanical & electrical works as well as finishes throughout. Colourful new cubicles for the children have helped to brighten up the school as well as new library & radio room facility. d a v e n t r y, n o r t h a n t s

2012 £125k

St. Michael’s C of E School CLASS R OOM & EXTE R NAL WO R K S


lterations to classroom and external works including the provisional of metal canopies, a soft surface play area and landscaping & fencing works. F e at u r e s

The project included a large sliding wall arrangement to act as classroom separation when required.


- Sliding partition wall - Soft surface play area - Steel canopies

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Harris School

St. James School

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his project involved internal alterations, refurbishments and stairwell extension of the Maths and Humanities blocks B and C at the school including associated mechanical and electrical installations.

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2009 £310k

Hillmorton Primary School

orking to a tight programme, this project included extension, refurbishments & alterations to the entrance area, staff room and classrooms at 2010 this school in Southam.

Eastlands School

s t a f f t o i l e t s r e f u rb i s h m e n t efurbishment of staff W/C facilities including cubicle systems, flooring, decoration, plumbing and electrical works.


r e f u rb i s h m e n t lterations & refurbishments for educational needs at this local primary school.

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2012 £21k

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Education First In the last five years, Symon are proud to have worked for 18 different schools in Warwickshire, West Midlands & Northamptonshire on large contracts as well as smaller extensions & refurbishments. Symon are happy to work directly with the school or through the regional County Council to achieve improved educational facilities within the tight timescales that school term times provide. Our educational portfolio in the last five years includes projects at: Rugby: Ashlawn School Academy Trust, Lawrence Sheriff School, Bilton School, St Matthew’s Bloxam Primary School, St Oswalds Primary School, Harris School, Eastlands Primary School, Hillmorton Primary School, Bawnmore Infant School, Henry Hinde School, Rokeby School. West Midlands & Warwickshire: St Bartholomew’s Primary School, Radford Primary School, Wolvey Primary School, Austrey Primary School, The Revel Primary School (Monks Kirby), St Michael’s School Northamptonshire: Ashby Fields Primary School

Henry Hinde School e n t r a n c e w o rk s


ingle storey extension to include new secure entrance area and larger reception area to primary school in Rugby. The project incorporated an aesthically pleasing sloping entrance area with new aluminium sliding door entrance.


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Wolvey Primary School e x t e n s i o n & a lt e r at i o n


he works for this project included a single storey extension to a classroom and associated refurbishment works. Electrical, mechanical, fire & intruder system works were carried out as part of the project which was carried out during term time.


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Bawnmore Infant School e n t r a n c e w o rk s


his Single storey extension included a new secure entrance area and a larger admin & office area for the school’s non-teaching staff. A design & build exercise for the school made the process to start construction very quick and smooth and allowed a rapid turnaround during the school holiday to complete the works. r u g b y, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2011 £30k

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Residential & Private

Residential & Private Over the last 30 years, Symon have provided hundreds of domestic homeowners with our first class construction services. Our care & attention to detail means that you can rest assured that your home is in safe hands whilst we take the time to understand the unique & individual needs and requirements to each home. We are members of the National Housing Building Council (NHBC) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) to help to provide you with excellence in construction.

Orchard Gardens

seven house executive development


rchard Gardens was a joint venture between Symon Construction & HB Architects for Triforium Properties to develop the land to the rear of three properties on Crick Road, Rugby into a seven-house, luxury development served by a new access road with associated drainage, hard & soft landscaping works. Sensitively designed and constructed to an exacting specification, the new development is an executive collection of four and five bedroom detached properties offer unique and traditional ‘Arts & Crafts’ architectural design and well as functionality with comfort and luxury. r u g b y, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2013 £1.4m

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Residential & Private

Wickstead Lodge

new build luxury dwelling


ickstead lodge was a completely unique, one-off new build property in Blackdown near Leamington. Symon were tasked with constructing this bespoke property to an exacting specification using stateof-the art materials and stunning interior design elements. The house includes one of the largest one piece double glazed units in the UK with a stone wall in front of it. The stone is unpointed to allow the light to spill through & the entire two-ton wall is motorised so it operates like a giant curtain.


- Moveable Block Curtain Wall - Terne Coated Stainless Steel Roof - Under-floor Heating Throughout - Freestanding Stone Bath - Aluminium Windows & Doors

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2008 £550k

Holly Bank extension


irst floor extension to form new guest suite complete with bespoke cedar balcony overlooking grounds. Sensitive timber framed construction included wet room & internal refurbishment.

2010 £60k

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The Old Farm

barn conversion


traditional barn conversion in the conservation area within the rural village of Swinford, Leicestershire. The project involved purposemade oak joinery and specialist underfloor heating.

2009 swinford, leicestershire


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Residential & Private

Castle Farm, Woolscott

Symon are proud when satisfied private homeowners choose to use our construction services for their property on a repeat basis. The beautiful Castle Farm in Woolscott has provided Symon with the chance to construct three seperate faciltiies including an extension, a coach house conversion and a converted dance hall/function room.

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T before Features

- Specialist in-house joinery - New mezzanine floor - State-of-the-art Sound & Lighting

his project involved the creation of a commercial-quality entertainment venue in this residential development. It involved the conversion of an old internal swimming pool into new dance hall and function room. The works included sound & lighting systems, mezzanine area, specialist in-house joinery and state-of-the-art W/C cubicle facilities.

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ensitively designed & highly specified construction of extension to farmhouse at the beautiful Castle Farm, Woolscott.

The project included bespoke oak beams and internal joinery and external works. w o o l s cot t, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2011 ÂŁ180k

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Residential & Private

Coach House Conversion c a s t l e fa r m , w o o l s c o t t


onversion of old coach house to form executive living area.

High specfication including new kitchen, automatic entrance, underfloor heating throughout, oak windows, doors and bespoke joinery. w o o l s cot t, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2012 £160k

North Road, Clifton

Stanley Road, Rugby



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onstruction of new-build dormer bungalow with double timber-framed garage. The project included cedar cladding, photovoltaic panels, aluminium & timber windows & doors, oak king-post trusses and feature oakwork. Works also included for entrance works for the entire four-property development. r u g b y, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2013 £190k

large two-storey extension to this domestic dwelling in Hillmorton a new orangery, including plumbing & heating works, bathroom, wet room & kitchen installation and roofing works. r u g b y, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2010 £120k

Stocks Court

new build development


onstruction of two new executive five bedroom properties in the old village centre of Bilton in Rugby including new access road to properties.

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Sports & Leisure

Sports & Leisure Symon have an extensive and growing portfolio of facilities for sporting institutions including the construction of stadia facilities as well as state-of-the-art sports surfaces. We have a wealth of experience in delivering excellence to the sport & leisure sector including many projects focused on good design and bearing in mind mass use from the public.

Rugby Town Football Club, Rugby Symon Construction are proud to have been major sponsors of Rugby’s largest football club since 1999 and have also completed a range of works at their Butlin Road facilities.

3G Astroturf Facility R UG B Y TOWN FC


his project included the development of thirdgeneration all-weather pitches at Rugby Town FC’s Butlin Road ground.

This project included the development of third-generation allweather pitches at Rugby Town FC’s Butlin Road ground. The facility included two fully-floodlit rubber-crumb pitches with a new road accessing the playing areas and parking areas outside the pitches. The development involved the re-grading of a steep incline into two flat areas. The state-of-the-art sports surface requires careful 2006 installation and maintenance to give natural ball behaviour and surrounding fences with kick-boards ensure that the £1.3m facility is secure.

500-Capacity All-Seater Stand



ymon took on the task of constructing this fantastic 500-seater cantilever stand for Rugby Town FC in late 2002.

The project included the construction of the stand - with wheelchair access, as well as changing, physio and office facilities underneath the stand. It was completed in January 2003 but it wasn’t until later in the year that it was officially opened by then England International Darius Vassell with Rugby hosting Aston Villa in a preseason friendly.


The stand was part of the ‘Most Improved Ground’ awards for Rugby in the National Non-League Paper Awards in 2004.


1,300 Capacity Covered Terrace

R UG B Y TOWN FC his covered terrace pans right along the width of the pitch at Rugby Town FC’s Butlin Road ground and has an impressive capacity of 1,300 fans.


The design had to cater for the awkward boundaries to the ground while the terracing was carefully designed to ensure the maximum capacity as well as keeping the design to sports stadia 2007 guidelines. The development also included the construction of boundary walls around the perimeter of the stadium.


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Ecclesiastical projects often present projects and buildings which are rich in heritage & tradition and have formed part of the physical & cultural landscape of the surrounding community for generations. Sensitive design and specialist construction processes are necessary to ensure that the church facilities will be a a proud part of the community for years to come and Symon have been providing the necessary skills and service to ecclesiastic projects for over 25 years.

St Peter’s Church

new bell ringing room onstruction of new oak-framed bell ringing room to West Entrance complete with structural glass framed glazing in existing gothic arch including a feature spiral staircase.


Vicar Malcolm Garratt expressed himself ‘over the moon’ with the result and the Bishop of Coventry commented that it was the best installation he has seen in any church both within and outside his Diocese. r u g b y, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2010 £110k

St Andrew’s Church K ITCHEN & c a f é


itchen & café area including refurbished W/C facilities including bespoke frameless glass doors and glazing to traditional stone arch openings in Rugby’s oldest church. r u g b y, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2012 £140k

St Anne’s RC Church new build church


he new St Anne’s Parish Church was opened in November 2000 with the project included the demolition of existing church building and erection of new build church facility. The foundation stone was laid by Bishop Philip Pargeter and the completed building was blessed by Archbishop Vincent Nichols on 11th November 2000. It is is octagonal, airy, and modern in design. It has full disabled facilities, and – unlike the old St Anne’s - a community room with kitchen and toilets. It was an awkward site, but much has been achieved within the constraints of budget and location.

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2000 £240k

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Retail, Commercial & Industrial

Retail, Commercial & Industrial Commerce & industry moulds the backbone of the UK’s economy and Symon Construction have been helping businesses for decades to realise their potential through improvements to their premises. With a long background and great expertise in delivering within tight time frameworks and to exacting specficiations, you can be confident that your business’ needs will be catered for in a professional and efficient way.

New Co-Operative Food Store public house conversion


ymon were awarded the contract for the construction phase of the conversion of an ex-public house into a new Co-operative Food Store.

This included structural alterations and extensions to create a new shopfloor area, shop front and new refrigeration area. Works included structural steel, flat roofing systems, slot drainage, tarmacing and structural resin flooring. r u g b y, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2011 £230k

Ball Packaging Europe new transformer building


onstruction of new metal-clad steel-framed structure to house new electrical transformers at Ball Packaging’s factory in Rugby.

Working to a tight time-frame to allow for the changeover of transformers during the factory’s shutdown period, the structure was constructed in a testing environment with the nature of the size of the transformers, the overhead power supply and the switchover logistics. r u g b y, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2011 £108k

Number Sixteen Boutique B&B conversion to hotel


umber sixteen Bed & Breakfast is housed in a three-storey, Grade 2 listed Georgian townhouse. Number Sixteen has four individually designed en-suite double bedrooms with deluge showers. The works included a complete refurbishment of a former business college into new boutique hotel with with associated plumbing, heating and electrical works inlcuding a breakfast dining room, meeting room, kitchen and spa treatment room. r u g b y, wa r w i c k s h i r e

2011 £100k

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Retail, Commercial & Industrial

Intec Business College s t m at t h e w s s c h o o l


- Mezzanine Floor - Glass/polished block - Restoration & conversion


his project comprised the conversion of derelict former schoolhouse dating back to 1840 into modern office environment for Intec Business College. A stunning glass and polished block main entrance/reception welcomes you while the scheme also featured frameless double glazed units, a new mezzanine floor thoughout and a first floor bridge to link the two buildings together, utilizing an existing Gothic stone arch and replicating the proportions with a new brick Gothic arch.

2009 ÂŁ327k

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Chesham House business school


hesham House, an historical listed building, was a major refurbishment project on behalf on Kettering Borough Council to create high quality office units, hotdesking and virtual office solutions. The refurbishments included all necessary mechanical & electrical installations and finishes.


kettering, northants


BHM Knitwear Ltd industrial unit


efurbishment and modernisation of 1980s industrial unit to facilitate present-day working methods, health and safety considerations and new machinery in 2008. The project included major refurbishment to the unit including all necessary mechanical & electrical installations and industrial-specific surface finishes. The second phase of the project in 2009 involved the installation of a new office space with mezzanine storage above.


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Community & Social

Community & Social Projects Symon have been at the centre of many communities in the West Midlands area providing our management and construction services to build new and improved facilities for the local population. Sheltered housing, neighbourhood schemes, village halls and rest homes all play a vital part in community life and Symon can help to keep to make things happen.

Mayo Court

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his project involved the construction of a new-build sheltered housing facility in Clifton-upon-Dunsmore in Rugby.

The development included eight apartments as part of a retirement village with disability and ease-of-access included in the design and construction.

2006 £503k

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Bilton House Nursing & Rest Home MA J O R a l t e r a t i o n s & e x t e n s i o n S omprehensive works to construct a new bedroom block and brand new kitchen/ dining facility to service the whole nursing home. Construction of specialist bedroom blocks to


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2009 £410k


- Cedar Cladding - Stainless Steel Roof - Restoration & Conversion - Clerestorey Structural Windows

Bourton & Draycote Village Hall n e w h a l l & r e s t o r at i o n


his restoration and renewal project delivered an exciting and much-needed new community facility for the Warwickshire villages of Bourton, Draycote and Frankton, as well as restoring a listed Toll House to its former glory. A glazed link forms the junction between the new and old buildings while the new hall extension is finished with cedar boarding and terne-coated stainless steel roofing.

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2006 £305k

Rugby Public Toilets


onstuction of replacement public toilet facility in Rugby Town centre, designed to be user-friendly and easily maintained.

Dunchurch Village Hall

The building incorporates a carved brick mural depicting aspects of Rugby’s industrial past and inside hosts some nifty technology including sensory-controlled taps. Winner 1998 of the ‘National Loo Of The Year’ award.


onstruction of new changing facilities and youth centre for Dunchurch Village Hall.


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clientele Symon have worked for a wide range of clientele including schools, local & county authorities, churches, breweries, housing associations, the NHS, medical practices, homeowners, property developers, businesses and community leaders. We have a long list of repeat customers who appreciate our personal approach and attention to detail we apply to every project we undertake.

company profile Symon are one of the most respected construction organisations throughout Warwickshire & the West Midlands and have been providing new build & renovation projects for the last thirty years. Renowned for our emphasis on quality and our effective & flexible project management, we have a wide and extensive experience of an ever-expanding portfolio of new & challenging projects. Our strength lies in our focus to the customer in delivering safe, environmentally-aware, quality driven projects, on schedule through building trust and long term relationships with each customer.

supply chain Symon have an established Supply Chain performance with embedded key suppliers which aids the procurement process in the earliest stages. By putting together the right team at the right time in the project development process, we aim to harness the appropriate skills, experience and capability to deliver valued solutions that address cost effectiveness, quality standards and sustainability. Through greater integration and better communication, resources with the most relevant knowledge are involved in the key decision making processes.

quality At Symon, we are committed to achieving consistently high standards of quality in every aspect of each project. For every development, we identify key areas in which we can ensure quality and we aim: for the elimination of accidents by working in a planned, systematic and safe manner at all times; to provide quality all the way to project handover through quality design, materials, workmanship and service; to reduce corrective action and re-work by being right first time while we also aim for a quality corporate image through the way we carry out our business activities.

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Registered Office Symon Builders Limited Melbros House Great Central Way RUGBY Warwickshire CV21 3XH. Telephone: 01788 866910 & Fax: 01788 866923 Email: Web: Registered in England: 1945068 VAT No: 420 820 590

the symon team

We are a family-run business at Symon with over thirty years of experience in the construction industry. We have a loyal 25-strong workforce for all building trades who understand our focus on quality and a tried and trusted selection of specialist contractors when the projects require them. Our integrated supply chain links for building materials, kitchens and bathrooms and specialist commercial products also means we can source more efficiently with better results come the end of the job. Feel free to contact us on 01788 866910 or email directly to one of our management team: Brian Melvin Managing Director Darren Knapp Contracts Manager Neil Melvin MEng Contracts Engineer

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