Sectors

PCH Associates specialise in the Education and Sports & Leisure Sectors but also undertake works in the Residential sector where they are geographically close to our offices in Newmarket, Suffolk. Please find below and on the ‘Services’ page of this website, information about how we may be able to assist with your project.

Education

PCH Associates offers a fully rounded and all-inclusive service to the education sector and can offer coordination of your project from inception, obtaining funding, appraising governors, designing a scheme that meets your objectives, negotiating the planning process, choosing a contractor and assisting with community consultation all the way through to overseeing the works once on site.

There is one simple aim throughout the whole process which is to ensure that each project is delivered on time, on budget and with minimal disruption.

PCH are expert in a number of funding application streams that benefit education clients including the following:

  • Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)
  • LCVAP (for Diocesan Schools)
  • Football Foundation/ RFU Grants
  • Sport England Grants
  • Salix Energy Efficiency Fund
  • Ethical Commercial Funding for Energy Related Projects.

PCH Associates aim to establish long term relationships with our Education clients, forming a forward thinking Asset Management Plan that prioritises a school building stock urgencies within a 5 year plan.

Having in place condition surveys, suitability studies and sufficiency studies are particularly important for Academies so they are well prepared in advance of funding application opportunities becoming available and ahead of CDC (Condition Data Collection) visits by the ESFA.

Sports and Leisure

Sports & Leisure is a specialist sector with its own funding streams and procedure. Usually there are a number of stakeholders involved in a project whose varied requirements must be met whilst still maintaining a cohesive scheme that is deliverable and offers value for money.

PCH Associates have lots of experience in dealing with these projects and also where there are multiple and complimentary funding paths involved. Our extensive knowledge of specialist sports and leisure products and suppliers puts PCH Associates in an ideal position to help get your project off the ground. We are able to prepare supporting information and drawings for public consultation, funding applications and planning applications as well as oversee projects once on site, through to completion.

Residential

PCH Associates know how important residential projects can be for homeowners and developers. After consultation and development of a specific brief with the client, PCH Associates are able to prepare a scheme, liaise with the Local Planning Authority and secure your consent. We can also prepare Building Regulations and Construction drawings.

On smaller householder schemes we understand the importance of explaining procedure and keeping each client abreast of the ‘next steps’ during a project and anticipated costs along the way. On larger schemes we can work closely with planning consultants and land agents on behalf of a developer to ensure the scheme proposed is likely to be successful in gaining consent.

 
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We have now worked with PCH Associates for four years and each year we have been successful with bids to the CIF fund, amounting to over £1 million over the period. Without the help of PCH I doubt we would have been so successful.

Once the bids have been won, PCH have project managed the work for us, removing any of the stresses and strains associated with large scale building work in school. Each project has come in on time and to budget.

I can therefore thoroughly recommend their services to any school wishing to improve their success with CIF bids and subsequently achieve a well managed project. I would be happy to discuss my experiences with PCH with other school leaders.
— Dr Fraser Campbell, Head teacher, Walderslade Girls School