Management & Construction Services Limited
Welcome to Management and Construction Services Limited, a versatile, professional, long established construction company based in Weybridge, Surrey with an enviable reputation for delivery of successful building projects across the public and private education sector.
Quality construction and a well managed process have become the trademark of MCS. The completion of contracts on time, within budget and to the highest of standards is the objective around which MCS operates. The high level of focused customer and consultant service aligned with the delivery of a successful project is acknowledged by the very high level of repeat business achieved, 100% since 2010.
Many of our valued education clients ask us to undertake other projects and the number of schools where we have worked more than once, over six in several cases, and this list is continually growing.
Undertaking a wide variety of quality contracts in both traditional contract and Design and Build, a constructive and collaborative team approach to encompass the project requirements involving the client, his advisors and consultants and the end user is quickly established and maintained, with defined boundaries of responsibility throughout the programme thereby ensuring the project is completed successfully. MCS are fully resourced in the key areas of contract and project management, estimating, value engineering, energy renewables, planning, surveying, quality management, health & safety and administration. An intimate knowledge of operating conditions enables our staff to contribute positively to every aspect of a project. We are also able to identify potential problems and offer practical solutions to the benefits of our clients and the design team. All company Directors are shareholders within the private company and actively involved in a “hands on” role in all aspects of the business with at least one Director assigned to every project to give clients and consultants peace of mind that their project is receiving the same high level of service. This experience coupled with our commitment to quality and safety in the construction process, clearly demonstrates that MCS works to deliver projects on time and to the very highest standards in a spirit of openness and collaboration. MCS achieved recognition as an Investor in People company in 2004 and were re-accredited in 2007,2011 and 2013. Working in both the public and independent education systems, MCS have completed in excess of 170 different school building projects. This includes major multi phased re-developments, new classroom blocks, nursery units, sports halls, dining halls, chapels, 6th form centres, commercial kitchens, office facilities, changing facilities, swimming pools, fast track summer break refurbishments, laboratory’s and an array of extensions and general and specific refurbishments. These projects are not only carried out in schools, but also in pre-schools, universities and colleges. Smaller contracts can be fitted into school holiday times where fast-track systems can be implemented and rapid progress monitored to achieve critical dates. However where larger projects have to be carried out across several months, a high degree of technical ability, supervision and careful programming is essential to ensure special consideration is given to pupils, teaching staff and parents in order to minimise disruption and maximise safety issues.
Given our extensive experience we have developed a wide range of skills and knowledge to deal with the array of logistical and protection issues associated with working in occupied education environments. This has included developing “permit to work” to deal with specific working arrangements. Another major work sector for us is the ecclesiastical sector and us such we work on a regular basis across both sectors with a wide range of Diocesan boards including RC Diocese of Southwark, RC Diocese of Arundel & Brighton, RC Diocese of Westminster; London Diocesan Board for Schools, Diocese of Guildford etc. We also work with Surrey County Council through their BuildSurrey programme. In addition to three very experience hands on Directors we employ a very loyal team of staff including surveyors, estimators and contract/ project managers supported by experience site managers, tradesmen and site operatives along with head office based administration, support and accounts staff. Based in Weybridge, Surrey we are ideally located to benefit from the main road and rail networks permitting office based support staff to make regular visit sites to assist site based teams on sites all across Surrey, London and the surrounding home counties. Projects are regular- ly undertaken in Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and lower Hertfordshire and within most of the M25.
Contracts have ranged in size up to approximately £5million with many completed via either traditional, design & build or single / two stage negotiation.
The total value of education projects completed or in hand to date exceeds £70 million. Turnover for 2015 is expected to be around £15 million.
MCS are fully conversant with most forms of construction and contracting and different construction techniques.
MCS is fully privately owned by the active Directors/Shareholders and has up to date and effective strong financial and stable financial controls in place to ensure the company continues to trade successfully and profitably. Very good credit references are available if required.
We provide a responsive aftersales service on all completed contracts and on-going maintenance agreements if required.
Should you wish to contact us regarding any aspect of your proposed scheme please do so.
References can be provided upon request.
MCS Organisation Chart 2015
Commercial Activities Surveying & Contract
Construction & Health and Safety Activities
Pre-Construction Activities Marketing, PQQ & Estimating
Peter Attewell Construction Director Health & Safety Officer
Adrian Rumble MRICS Surveying Director
Paul Hodges Managing Director
Peter Greenaway Senior Project Surveyor
Bernard Sims Associates Health & Safety Advisors
Neil Brown BSc Construction Manager
Sally Cartwright Accounts Manager
Jamie Hawthorne BSc Assistant Estimator
Tina Alexander Administrator
Linda Walters Admin & Accounts Assistant
Georgina Titcombe Accounts Services
Senior Site Managers : Clive Sheppard, John Rourke Site Managers : Mick Edwards, Cliff Kent, Will Frampton, Mark Tugwell Assistant Site Manager : Matt Littlejohns
Site Foremen Dave Cox, Steph Black, Richard Dawe, Ken Gibson, Peter Webster
Site Tradesmen & Operatives Pat Bohan, Ray Davis, Andy Rogers, Roy West, Dennis Swindon
CHARTERHOUSE, GODALMING, SURREY — Two of our Charterhouse projects —the first being the rede- velopment and refurbishment of an existing classroom block to form a new Social Sciences Teaching Block of £1.1m and the second was to build a new Modern Languages Teaching block £2.2m. “ MCS have delivered this splendid building on time and within budget. It further enhances our Grade 2 listed site.
Teachers report that it is proving to be a pleasure to teach in such a fine building.” Trevor Blackburn, Estates Bursar commenting on the Modern Languages Teaching Block.
RICHARD CHALLONER SCHOOL, NEW MALDEN — A phased project to create a new Sports Hall, Humani- ties and Teaching block, Music Hall and new main entrance link structure with an overall value exceeding £5million. We have completed a further two projects for the school since. “I have been delighted with the quality of work and the good relationships developed between the school and MCS. The new buildings are fantastic and have been a great boost to the school”. Tom Cahill—Headmaster. 2011 Architects: Barnsley Hewett & Mallinson Quantity Surveyor : CM Parker Browne
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PRIMARY SCHOOL, HAMPTON WICK, MIDDLESEX - A further contract for the London Board for Diocesan Schools to construct a new two storey teaching block, hall extension and internal alterations to the main school. All the works with atotal value around £1.30million have been completed safely whilst the school maintained its busy day to day operations.
Contract Administrators - Dunphys Building Surveyors
Quantity Surveyor - Sawyer & Fisher
FARNBOROUGH HILL SCHOOL, FARNBOROUGH — Construction of a courtyard infill project to provide additional teaching facilities including a science laboratory, Gymnasium and classrooms etc. Logistically challenging project with considerable contractor design input, completed whilst the school was occupied and operational and completed within a 16 week fast track programme. Building Surveyors - Lambert Smith Hampton.
St PETERS SCHOOL, MERROW, GUILDFORD - Construction of a striking new 6th Form Centre at the School, built to a feature design and sustainable building to achieve a BREEAM very good rating. The £1.25million scheme was completed on time and within budget for a very happy Client whilst the rest of the occupied school continued in operation safely throughout the construction stages. Architects-Gerry Lytle Associates. Quantity Surveyors—Synergy CPC.
St CATHERINES SCHOOL, BRAMLEY, SURREY - Conversion of the old Speech Hall into a new 6th Form Centre involving complete refurbishment of the external fabric and the introduc- tion of new dormer windows and a new steel mezzanine floor within the existing building. The building was centrally located within the main school grounds and the schools full on going operations continued safely whilst the works were completed. Value approx. £850k. Architects– IID Architects. Quantity Surveyors—Synergy CPC.
HINCHLEY WOOD SCHOOL, SURREY - New negotiated Design and Build project to provide new 6th Form Centre constructed at first floor level over the roof of the Music department, a previous MCS project. The new 6th Form Centre mirrors another roof level extension at the other end of the main school which MCS constructed about 10 year previous. Both structures are timber framed and provide an impressive range of spacious facilities. Value Approx £1.10million Architect : MEB Design Employers Agent; Robinson White
GORDONS SCHOOL, WOKING, SURREY - A multi project contract at the school covering works to the Dining Hall refurbishment, New maintenance building, New Sports Pavilion and re- furbishment of several other school areas of the existing school. All the works are being complet- ed via a two stage negotiated contract with phased handovers.
Value approx. £900k. Architects– Miller Bourne Architects Quantity Surveyors—Synergy CPC.
ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, GUILDFORD - Another project for this school comprising the construction of a new Music Building and refurbishment of the listed Valpy Building adjacent The site was accessed down a restricted steep bank off a busy road and involved extensive temporary works and substructure basement construction. The £1.40million project was completed whilst the school continued with its on going daily operations and built to achieve BREEAM very good. Architects - Miller Bourne . Project Managers - Synergy CPC .
DANES HILL SCHOOL, OXSHOTT, SURREY - New 3 storey extension comprising teaching fa- cilities to upper floors and a new school catering kitchen and large feature Dining Hall area, asso- ciated works, external collonade and landscaping. The new £3.40 million block was situated cen- trally to the schools ongoing day to day operations which continued throughout the works.
Architects– Hox Architects. Quantity Surveyors—Sawyer & Fisher.
St DUNSTANS CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, WOKING, SURREY - New Design and Build project to provide new stand alone timber framed six new classroom building with library facili- ties. Extensive external works package including new ramped access to main school, porous sur- facing and a new MUGA.
Value approx. £1.3 million. MCS Architects – MEB Design Contract Administrator — DHP
“I wanted to write to you, on behalf of the governors and staff, to congratulate you and your team on the magnificent job you have done during the recent construction pro- jects at the school. We are absolutely delighted with the finished article, in which both phases were completed on time and on budget with minimal disruption to the schools daily activities.” Andrew Weiss, Chairman Board of Governors, Shrewsbury House School.
“ MCS have delivered this splendid building on time and within budget. It further enhances our Grade 2 listed site. Teachers report that it is proving to be a pleasure to teach in such a fine building.” Trevor Blackburn, Estates Bursar , Charterhouse commenting on the Modern Languages Teaching Block.
I have been delighted with the quality of the work and the good relationships developed between the school and MCS. The new buildings are fantastic and have been a great boost to the school.” Tom Cahill , Head Teacher—Richard Challoner School , New Malden referring to £5m major redevelopment project . “The school were particularly impressed by the manner in which MCS controlled site deliveries and traffic and displayed tremendous sensitivity in their working arrangements during examination periods. At all stages MCS were more than willing to confront difficulties and offer well considered answers to the resolution of problems. This robust approach was well received by the Client and Design Team alike.” Simon Tupper—IID Architects referring to the works completed at Reeds School, Cobham. “ MCS have been excellent and I would thoroughly recommend their professional, enthusiastic and quality approach. We started this build before the whole project was designed / costed and MCS have worked with us throughout to deliver the results within budget and to time”. Lawrie Lee, Past Chairman ,Board of Governors, Shrewsbury House School, Surbiton. “Positive, helpful attitude/culture much appreciated by the Design Team and the Employer on this and other projects” . Grove & Lawrence referring to the £2.75 million new build River Bourne Health Club ‘ This is the second major project that MCS carried out on our behalf and both have gone extremely well. I have been very pleased to work with you.” Trevor Blackburn , Estates Bursar, Charterhouse School, Godalming referring to a £1.08m Social Sciences teaching block and a £2.5m Modern Languages teaching block “ MCS is a professional, team spirited contractor who has always worked with us in a helpful and co-operative manner, seeking to achieve the best results for our clients, within the constraints of budget and programme. The awarding of repeat work by clients, without necessarily seeking competitive tenders, is testimony to their approach, quality of workmanship and value for money”. MHB Design Architects referring to three phases of work totalling £2.2 million completed at St Catherines Preparatory School, Bramley. “The standard of work provided by MCS was excellent. From the outset they were keen to work closely with the school. Health and safety issues were paramount and every precaution was used to ensure the safety of the students. The site was kept very tidy and everything was always cleared away and locked up at the end of the day and week- ends.” Brenda Doherty, Bursar , St Peters Catholic Comprehensive School, Guildford.
Head of Estimating - Surrey
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for an established, Regional Main Contractor based in Surrey, who are looking to appoint an experienced Estimator to head up the Estimating Department working on schemes with values up to £10m.
As a member of the Senior Management Team, the position will be working closely with the Surveying Director and Managing Director; and you will be responsible for delivering projects from initial tender enquiry through to final account across Education, Health, Commercial and Leisure sectors. Projects will consist of refurbishments schemes through to new build projects.
Due to increased workload the business is seeking an outstanding Senior Estimator to join the team and carry out all Estimating duties including:
To take tenders from initial enquiry to submission; The provision of timely and accurate estimates; Analysis of contract documentation and preparation of accurate subcontractor packages for pricing; Maintaining an updated cost base; Liaison and negotiation with sub-contractors and suppliers; Active participation in adjudication meetings; Maintain good relationships with prospective clients and professionals to promote further tender invitations; There will also be a requirement to carry out some surveying duties when necessary.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior level construction professional to join a company which has had strong growth over the past 15 years - with a turnover currently at £25m; and plans to grow this figure substantially over the next 5 years.
Apply for this position or alternatively for further information please contact David Weaving on 020 8892 0115 or at email@example.com
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