“I have worked with the Ingleton Wood team on a number of projects over the last few years. Each and every job has been professionally handled with a depth of understanding and knowledge which is second to none. Works at the College are always complicated because of our Grade 1 listed status but that’s never been an issue to the Ingleton Wood team who take it all in their stride.
They are conscious of our needs and go the extra mile to make sure we get what we need, at the right price and delivered on time by reputable contractors. I have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Fran Difranco, Director of Finance and Resources, Morris Education Trust, Impington Village College
“Ingleton Wood have consistently provided professional and understandable advice to our clients who are unfamiliar with their obligations under the CDM Regulations. Each project provides its own challenges and Ingleton Wood have worked flexibly to meet the needs of each individual client and project.
In addition, whilst working with Ingleton Wood on various projects including Barnet & Southgate College I have found the team to be helpful, responsive and proactive which has allowed us, the client team, to make informed choices to ensure the required BREEAM rating is achieved with minimal difficulty and expense.”
Luke Ridgwell, Project Manager, Fusion Project Management Ltd.
“Ingleton Wood have delivered an excellent and comprehensive architectural and planning consultancy service for our exceptions scheme of 23 affordable homes, to achieve a unanimously supported resolution to grant planning permission within the statutory planning timescales.
With such confidence in the planning application we took the decision to run the tender exercise for the build contract simultaneously with the planning application and following a successful return of tenders we are on track to achieve a start on site within eight months of submitting the planning application.
The scheme design provides a modern take on the local style that has been complimented by both local residents and the planning committee members. It has also proved to be cost-effective given that we received tender returns within the expected budget.”
Laura Handford, Deputy Head of Development - East, Orbit Homes
“Ingleton Wood have provided us with excellent dilapidations and project management services on a number of industrial units we asset manage in Colchester. Having secured solid dilapidation settlements from the outgoing tenants, their project management team have then gone on to manage the dilapidation works, within the settlement budget and to a tight programme, to allow us to secure new tenants with minimum void periods. The seamless way their differing teams work together has helped deliver successful projects for us on a repeat basis.”
Glenn Newson, Director, Farmer Real Estate Ltd.
“I would like to pass on a note of thanks to Ingleton Wood who dealt with the 11 Stone Buildings project.
All involved carried out their respective tasks with a high degree of professionalism, in good humour and without drama.
The Cost Control service was excellent, going ‘above and beyond’ to help with issues outside of the strict brief and the project came in under budget.
The design service provided was prompt and efficient, again going the extra mile.
The Project Manager pulled the whole team together, including consultants outside of Ingleton Wood, cautioned on risk items and completed the project on time.
Thanks once again.”
Philip Ardley, Programme Director & Estates Director, The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
“I can’t tell you how thankful I am to have had Ingleton Wood beside me for the past year or so. The journey to get us to the decisions today [planning approvals] have been eventful, frustrating, challenging and thank goodness quite often fun! The decisions are a game changer for our school. The effort you have all put into getting us to today has been exemplary. Your professionalism, knowledge and creativity have been excellent.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you all during this phase and look forward to the next stages. My heartfelt thanks to you all.”
Graham Watson, Director, The Seckford Foundation
“Thank you so much for all your help and support in our recent bids for Condition Improvement Funding. It appears that Highworth was the only school to be successful for a new Sports Hall!
This is a fantastic achievement and will make such a difference to all our students as well as the community. We are all looking forward to the start of the project and working with you in the future.”
Paul Danielsen, Headteacher, Highworth Grammar School
“Over the past 6 years, Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School have employed the services of Ingeton Wood for full building consultancy services. They have provided a complete project management service, starting with the initial design, arranging planning applications to procuring the contractor and ensuring the projects are delivered within budget and on time.
Working very closely together, we have been highly successful in obtaining in excess of £7m for a variety of Capital Improvement Projects for the school, ranging from new roofing and windows to the refurbishment of aging pipework to the construction of two standalone buildings.
Throughout every project, the team have been consistently proficient, they have provided superb advice and expertise which the school highly values. Both the school and Ingleton Wood have built upon a flourishing relationship, which we are very keen to continue.”
Diane Ames, Finance Director, Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School
“Ingleton Wood have assisted Hurstmere Academy now for a number of years in assessing our buildings, preparing applications for ACMF/ CIF funding bids, and then managing our refurbishment and improvement projects from start to completion.
We have always found the team at Ingleton Wood to be professional, personable and flexible to the needs of the school. Our completed projects have also been delivered to a high quality. As a result we feel that we have developed a sound working relationship with Ingleton Wood and therefore a relationship upon which we can continue to work together.”
Karl Wadsworth, Director of Studies, Hurstmere School
“Having not worked previously with Ingleton Wood we were delighted with the result they achieved for us when defending a dilapidation claim on one of our former offices in Leeds.
Through their expertise and negotiation skills they managed to secure a settlement which was less than 50% of the Landlord’s original claim. We look forward to working with them again as and when the need arises.”
Julie Scarr, Business Services Analyst, Countrywide Assured
“Thank you to Marcus Poole, Nicole Flynn and their team for delivering the St Michaels House Project. This was a difficult project from the outset given the restrictions on Hertfordshire County Council’s budget and timescales along with trying to accommodate complex needs of the service/ building users.
The project as with any project had its challenges with late design changes and pressure from Hertfordshire County Council to flex the building to its maximum but within budget. Marcus and Nicole both met this with professionalism and accommodated our decisions wherever possible and were courteous and patient throughout.
The time taken on specifications and getting things right has meant the building is working really well especially where accessibility is concerned. Also, the wheelchair charging bays are a godsend!
The building has been transformed beyond belief and to the amazement of its clients and end users who are very happy to be spending time in this new facility. The level of finish with the colour scheme, flooring and light that floods in has made this a hotel standard property of which Hertfordshire County Council are extremely proud. The service provided here is for people with newly acquired brain injury, stroke sufferers, hospital discharge clients who need to be assessed or while having their own homes altered plus anyone in Hertfordshire that needs respite care whilst families have a break from caring responsibilities. This building will go on to provide all sorts of possibilities to families and carers alike and will make a massive impact on their lives.
I would not hesitate to work with Ingleton Wood again or recommend their services for such a project in the future and thank you for making this project such a great success.”
Michelle Abraham, Project Manager - Building Management Team, Hertfordshire County Council
“We have employed Ingleton Wood structural engineering team on several projects to provide design and detailing services for our bespoke precast concrete product range. The relationship has gone from strength to strength and we now regularly seek advice from the structural team on all projects where we feel their input is required.
The Ingleton Wood team always integrate fully into the overall design team on our projects and their willingness to liaise directly with third parties on our behalf has become invaluable as this speeds up the design process and helps to avoid potential design problems. Their level of professionalism and speed of response on our projects is always very good and we intend to continue our working relationship with them into the future.”
Tim Evans, Director of Bespoke Products, Poundfield Products
“Cocksedge Building Contractors worked with Andrew Collett of Ingleton Wood at the Chevington Close development, formerly known as South Close for Havebury Housing Partnership. The development involved a combination of flats and houses with varying degrees of adaptation for special needs.
Andrew provided detailed well thought through design drawings, achieved by listening and enhancing the client’s brief to enable the project team to produce an end product that we could all be proud of.
We were delighted with Andrew’s input to the development, not only providing the design and architectural construction drawings, but at short notice he could meet on site to discuss any site issues that required architectural input, and as a result quick decisions were made ensuring works remained on programme.
During the construction works, Andrew ensured that the Architects design was adhered to whilst not being overly precious in considering minor changes to the design to fit the client and end user needs.
From the early stages, Ingleton Wood were involved in the construction process and assisted us to achieve continuity of construction, provided updates on design and discussed the details of these updates with our site team and contractors. This transparent process enabled us to achieve a first class build for the client. This was achieved by adopting a collaborative working team approach between the Architect, us as Principal Contractor and the client which we all bought into. The project team’s overall goal was to make this development a successful one, which I’m pleased to say we achieved!”
Steve Revell, Chartered Construction Manager, Cocksedge Building Contractors Ltd.
“The Ingleton Wood Architectural team have been a great support for 8build, particularly in assisting with a substantial tender bid on behalf of a large property consultancy based in Cambridge.
The team got to grips with understanding the employer’s requirements and demonstrated their knowledge of the project through tender pitches with the client.
We have also liaised with the structural engineering team with respect to tender pitches who again were very supportive and provided piling VE solutions to achieve a property client’s requirements. Thank you to all involved.”
Ian Woollison, Divisional Director, 8build
“We have worked closely with Ingleton Wood over the past four years as our Design Consultant on several design and build education projects on the Essex County Council Framework (formally SMARTE East).
Ingleton Wood have provided us with a multi-disciplinary service covering Architectural, Structural, Building Services Engineering and Planning support and have my full endorsement as an outstanding firm.
They are a very professional but friendly practice that quickly gains the confidence of our client on each project. They are able to understand the brief, translate this into concept designs, obtain planning permission on our behalf and finally provide fully co-ordinated and detailed technical designs. They are adept at option appraisal and have worked extremely well with us and our supply chain as part of a solution driven team.
From our perspective, our success often relies on the support and collaborative involvement of our design team. We have always felt that we are listened to and that the overall aims of each project are never lost. Designs are always produced accurately within committed timescales and to budget.
Working with Ingleton Wood has been a positive experience and a pleasure. Nothing has been too much trouble, no query too small and no question unanswered.
I am very pleased to say that the result of our partnership with Ingleton Wood has not only been the excellent buildings created but that we have also been able to make the process smooth and enjoyable for all concerned.”
Duncan Clark, Managing Director, Beardwell Construction
“As an Innovation Centre it was imperative that we create a space at Care City which could stand out and inspire our stakeholders. Ingleton Wood provided a comprehensive service from design concept to handover. Throughout the process the team were responsive to our vision and created an environment which met our brief perfectly.”
Helen Oliver, Managing Director of Care City, North East London Foundation Trust
“Having worked with Ingleton Wood in the past, the team have provided an excellent delivery of numerous projects. They undertake Project Management services to a high standard and have a clear understanding of the client’s expectations and how the organisation operates.
Ingleton Wood excel in service delivery, they demonstrate excellent document management and their overall performance is of a high standard. In addition, Ingleton Wood have a firm grasp on the pressures within Local Government Authority and adhere to our very tight timescales.
I enjoy working with Ingleton Wood as I am confident they will deliver on my behalf. They are a pleasure to work with an excellent team.”
Anne Crowne, Project Manager, London Borough of Enfield Strategic Property Services
“From start to finish of what was a fairly lengthy process, Ingleton Wood supported us and more importantly, worked with us to ensure that we moved into our beautiful listed building on time and with everything that we needed to the correct specification and into an office space that worked for our brand.
Ingleton Wood were with us for the duration of works on site ensuring that they built strong relationships not only us as the client, but also the contractors that were working on the building, making the whole process so much easier. Ingleton Wood have a fantastic all round knowledge enabling them to provide detailed advice and guidance throughout the process.
As well as the works to our new offices, Ingleton Wood also worked with us on the dilapidations of our old offices negotiating with our previous landlords ensuring that we were given a fair settlement price.
I wouldn’t hesitate to use Ingleton Wood again – a great company!”
John Mellor, Financial Director, Benefit Cosmetics UK & Ireland
“Ingleton Wood provided comprehensive support to the School for this project from inception to completion and the end product fulfilled the School’s expectations. The feedback from all visitors to and users of the School has been extremely positive”
Sean Cooke, Bursar and Clerk to the Governors, St Mary's School, Colchester, Essex
“We gave Ingleton Wood a very challenging brief and they really captured our aspirations from the outset providing a stunning building that will make a real difference to our students. It was a pleasure working with Ingleton Wood team and we are delighted with what has been achieved on a very tight budget.
Not only did we ask Ingleton Wood to deliver a compelling and highly flexible building to accommodate a broad range of specialist student needs, the site we chose was a really complex one. Whilst inclusivity and engagement with the wider college was key, many of our students are extremely vulnerable and protecting their personal wellbeing was paramount. With this in mind Ingleton Wood worked closely with our faculty team to get balance of the layout right.
Given the prominence of the site location, we’re delighted with how the old and new elements work together. The bold use of colour throughout the building is an important part of the PMLD Centre’s programme which aims to encourage visual and physical stimulation.”
Corrienne Peasgood, College Principal, City College Norwich, Norfolk
“As the owner of two property development companies, I have been working with both Iain Bramhill and Darren Upton and I must say how impressed I have been with Ingleton Wood.
I cannot stress how important Mr Upton’s role has been throughout the works. Mr Upton is a deaf man as am I, and I have continued to be impressed by the service provided. Correspondence is always responded to promptly and Mr Upton always ensured I was fully understanding of the process from concept to completion.
I am a very strong believer that clear communication is absolutely vital to a projects’ success, alongside the design and implementation. I regard Mr Upton to be a very capable professional and will continue to work with him and Ingleton Wood on all future projects I have.”
Erez Zino, Founder of Global Cove Ltd./ Brampton Enterprises Ltd.
“I have been working with Ingleton Wood for many years and am always impressed with their work ethic and ability to conclude the majority of our multimillion pound portfolio dilapidations settlements successfully. Our instructions are throughout the UK and Ireland and cover offices, light industrial and retail units with floor areas from 100m² (1,000 sq ft) to 10,000m² (100,000 sq ft).”
Nigel Britteon, Associate Director, Commercial Estate, Telereal Trillium, London
“From start to finish Ingleton Wood have provided a service of the highest quality. At every single stage of this journey it has been a real partnership where they have provided sound advice and most importantly have listened to us. We believe that this is the start of a long and extremely successful relationship.”
Darren Palmer, Assistant Headteacher, The Trinity School, Belvedere, Kent
“This year we have made very good progress through a high volume of boiler and heating projects with very few issues even from those sensitive schools. The handovers are generally smooth and the schools are left with a feeling of confidence that reflects well on Ingleton Wood.”
Trevor Mose, Maintenance & Minor Works Manager (Schools), Hertfordshire County Council, Hertford
“We really enjoy working with Ingleton Wood and used their services constantly since 2009. The size of their team means that it is easier to form a good working relationship ensuring that in urgent situations you get the response required.
We have found that they listen to the client as well as allowing them input to the final design and work within the client’s needs/ requirements sometimes at the extent of their design.
The quality of the work/ design they provide is excellent and the finishes suggested are to the highest standards.
They are very client focussed and work extremely hard to maintain their relationships and ensure that all deadlines are met.”
Deborah Crow, Senior Development Manager, Tower Hamlets Community Housing, London
“Chelmer Housing Partnership is delighted with the new development of 27 affordable dwellings at Kings Rd Chelmsford. Our architects, Ingleton Wood, have produced a striking design for the scheme and worked hard with our development team to produce a high quality development.”
Carl Hockey, Development and Regeneration Manager, Chelmer Housing Partnership, Chelmsford, Essex
“Ingleton Wood delivered an excellent service in relation to the delivery of Emanuel House. This included 2 years of post tender correspondence and residents meetings, attending evening sessions with residents and meeting councillors. The project management was excellent and the works and end product was in line with all client and resident expectations.”
John Hayden, Mechanical, Electrical and Compliance Manager, City West Homes, London
“A big thank you to Ingleton Wood for all your hard work and support with the Science and Technology block bid. We are delighted to have been successful and know we could not have achieved it without you. Looking forward to the next steps.”
Zoë King, Executive Headteacher, St Helena School, Colchester, Essex
“Ingleton Wood has worked with St Helena Hospice on three major projects. The design consultants are keen to find out directly from the clinical staff what patients need and demonstrate considerable understanding towards the needs of palliative patients and their families.
Feedback on both the look and function of the Centre has been outstandingly positive from patients and staff.”
Rosy Stamp, Former Director of St Helena Hospice, Colchester, Essex
“Ingleton Wood’s designs are innovative, functional and flexible and have enhanced the school’s teaching environment.
Overall the service is professional, effective and timely. This allied with good quality design and administration is why I have absolutely no trouble recommending Ingleton Wood to other potential clients both educational & non-educational.”
Michele Schweyer, Finance and Support Services Manager at The Gilberd School, Colchester, Essex
“I wish to thank Ingleton Wood for providing us with a high quality building of excellent design. This totally met our brief and the attention to detail is evident in the finished building. The project was extremely well managed and incorporated the latest NHS requirements which occurred while the project was being constructed.”
Tony Shelton, Chairman of The League of Friends of Halstead Hospital Ltd., Essex
“The new teaching block has been well received by staff and students alike. The new building is a credit to the college and we extend our sincere thanks for all the work Ingleton Wood have done on the project and for the professional way in which this was carried out.”
Murray Higgs, Head of Facilities and Estates, SEEVIC College, Benfleet, Essex
“Ingleton Wood were very reassuring and provided a fantastic service to our pre-school. They were understanding of our needs and provided great support through the turbulent funding stages.
We cannot thank the staff at Ingleton Wood enough. They will always be welcome as visitors to our pre-school.”
Julie Ward, Humpty Dumpty Pre-school Manager, Colchester, Essex
“Now that the Dementia Intensive Care Unit at Hammerton Court is open and in use, I would like to thank Ingleton Wood for designing such a fabulous building.
I have been so impressed from the start at the way you have worked with all staff, including nurses, doctors, carers, estates department colleagues as well as our service users, all of whom wanted input into the scheme, however you took this all in your stride.
I am so proud that we insisted on getting it just right, not compromising on space, technology, design or environmental features.
Witnessing staff and patients enjoying the space first hand is great, and we are already seeing people being more active and engaged.
Thank you so much for working with us, and turning our vision into a beautiful reality.”
Maggie Wheeler, Chair, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
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