PCH have proved to be an extremely useful strategic partner for Southend High School for Boys. They have a site masterplan, based on accurate data, which has led to six successful bids in the last three years. PCH understand the bidding process and being a multi discipline practice they produce the bids, develop the plans, deal with planning permissions, run the tender exercises and then manage the project. This reduces time and effort that school staff are required to put in which in turn reduces stress levels and allows us to get on with the job of running the school.
PCH Associates has been instrumental in helping our school to secure Capital Improvement Funding of £2.5m from the DfE. The firm’s planning has been meticulous. Senior staff have been very attentive to our needs and a pleasure to work with.
I am delighted to be able to provide a reference for PCH Associates. They are always quick and efficient in assessing condition issues and assemble a plan of action that sometimes includes the sourcing of funding to cover the cost of works. Their “can do” attitude, good humour and professionalism is exemplary.
Having worked with PCH Associates on a number of significant projects over the years they have unfailingly provided an efficient and effective service with all parties involved. PCH Associates are at all time proactive, efficient and courteous and above all extremely thorough and practical in their approach. All projects undertaken by PCH Associates have been successfully completed on time and within budget. We would recommend PCH Associates services and look forward to working with them in the future.
I am more than happy to provide a reference for PCH Associates and would not hesitate to recommend PCH Associates to other Academies and Trusts.Mark Hatley has assisted Anglian Learning with a number of projects over recent years. After first preparing masterplans of our Bottisham Village College site, PCH Associates went to multiple sources to find and maximise funding for our project to ensure that our wish-list of facilities could be achieved. Along with much needed additional teaching space, we also now have modern science facilities, newly refurbished roofs and a new floodlit artificial pitch/tennis courts to share with the community. All of these projects have made a huge difference to the teaching environment, benefitting both students, staff and local residents.
It is with pleasure that I write a reference for PCH Associates who have worked with our schools on a variety of projects over the last few years.PCH Associates were appointed by our governing body to assess the condition of our existing school buildings. They then liaised with the school over the most suitable projects and assisted with budget estimations and programmes to support Academy Capital Maintenance Fund and Condition Improvement Fund applications. They have also provided contract administration of several projects which, due to the efficient and diligent manner in which they work, were completed on time and to an extremely high standard. We have been very impressed by their professionalism and the care that PCH Associates have taken to ensure customer satisfaction. We fully intend to continue to use them for future projects and have no hesitation in recommending them.
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.
It is with pleasure that I write this recommendation for Mark Hatley and his team at PCH Associates Ltd. PCH Associates were initially employed by Charlton Athletic Football Club to act as CDM coordinators on the complete refurbishment of our football pitch. The project evolved quickly and PCH Associates went above and beyond their remit, eventually performing additional roles combining professional consultancy and coordination of other parties involved in the project. At all times, the service we received was performed with professionalism, patience and efficiency. Explanation and advice was provided when it was required and written reports were prepared to tight deadlines when necessary. In summary I have been very pleased with the service received during the delivery of this successful project and would be more than happy to work with PCH Associates on a future project.
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