New SECAmb Multi-Use Centre

Multi-use centre

We are delighted to be acting as Lead Consultant on SECAmb’s new multi-use centre near Gillingham, Kent. This will be the 8th Make Ready Centre/Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) we have delivered for SECAmb & with the other functions incorporated into the building, it represents the largest such facility in England. The proposed building will total approximately 4050msq. Out of that … Read More

New Primary Medical Centres

Primary Medical Centres

We have a strong track record in Primary Medical Centres, having acted as Employers Agent, Quantity Surveyor & Principal Designer on over 15 in recent years. The governments 2019 manifesto re-stated its target of building 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s. Importantly it also pledged to make sure these homes were ‘built in a way that makes sense for … Read More

Ambulance Make Ready Centre Programme for North West

Ambulance Make Ready Centre

Chawton Hill has been leading the development of the Ambulance Make Ready Centre programme for over 9 years. We are delighted to have been appointed by North West Ambulance Service Trust to carry out a number of site feasibility studies as the first step in developing their Ambulance Make Ready Centre (MRC) programme. North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) cover an … Read More

Ambulance Make Ready Centre for Banstead, Surrey

Ambulance Make Ready

We are delighted to be appointed to another SECAmb Ambulance Make Ready Centre (MRC) , this time in Banstead, Surrey. Having been closely involved in the creation of the Ambulance Make Ready concept back in 2010, we have over the last 9 years built up an unrivalled level of expertise in delivering these innovative and productivity driving buildings. As Lead … Read More

Building Ambulance Make Ready Centres

new build design,Building Ambulance Make Ready Centres

Building Ambulance Make Ready Centres – for years paramedic staff were responsible for cleaning, restocking, fuelling and maintaining their ambulances at the beginning and end of every shift. This was a time consuming process that took specialist care staff away from looking after patients.   “make ready systems must be put in place across the country to drive productivity” Lord … Read More

Ambulance Make Ready Centres

Make Ready Centres

Lord Carter’s report on Ambulance Service Trusts makes this specific recommendation; ‘make ready systems must be put in place across the country to drive productivity’ he adds ‘the introduction of a make ready system is a key enabler to productivity and can support significant savings through modernising trust estates.’ Chawton Hill has now delivered all but 1 of the 6 Make … Read More

British Assessment Bureau

Chartered Building Surveyors in Surrey & South East. British Assessment Bureau, RICS Chartered Surveyors

Chawton Hill has once again achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 standard, establishing us as one of the leading businesses in the Chartered Surveying field. This independent assessment was conducted by the British Assessment Bureau, a leading Certification Body, and demonstrates our commitment to ISO 9001: customer service and quality in delivery. We have now earned the right … Read More

Chawton Hill – what do you do then?

Chawton Hill Chartered Surveyors & Project Managers

Actually quite a lot more than you might at first think when you hear Chawton Hill, Chartered Surveyors. The business is well into its late teens now, having been established in 2001 by Stephen Holmes and David Edwards, both Fellows of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Whilst Building Projects & Building Surveys neatly describes the two areas of our … Read More

RICS Rules of Conduct

RICS Rules of Conduct guide

We often refer to being bound by the RICS Rules of Conduct but what do they actually cover? Here we list the latest guide, effective form 25th April 2017, from RICS; Conduct of Business Professional behaviour A Firm shall at all times act with integrity and avoid conflicts of interest and avoid any actions or situations that are inconsistent with … Read More

999 Emergency Centre – Crawley UPDATE

Project Management of SECAmb HQ & Emergency Control Centre Crawley

Back in April 2016 we outlined our project management work at the new SECAmb HQ and 999 Emergency Centre in Crawley. Earlier this month, the Epsom Guardian reported on the latest phase, with Banstead emergency control staff moving to the new centre… Control staff at the Emergency Operations Centre based in The Horseshoe, off Bolters Lane, relocated to the Manor Royal … Read More

Health and Safety

Contractors Health and Safety Accredited

We are delighted to become CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) accredited. The scheme was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.​ In partnership with the Association of London Government (ALG), CHAS was a key developer of the core criteria held in the Approved Code of Practice … Read More

Complimentary Services

Complimentary Services inc house extensions, party wall advice, planning approval, project management

Complimentary services support our two clear business divisions; our building projects & residential building survey work. Whilst we have a strong reputation in delivering exceptional projects, particularly in the Education, Health & Ecclesiastical sectors & our building surveys have received really positive feedback from our customers, we also offer a full range of complimentary services that are generally less well known. … Read More

We are moving on 13th March 2017!

We are moving - Bridge House, 27 Bridge St, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8HL

After 10 years in The Small Office, it’s lived up to its name & we are moving! Chawton Hill has grown steadily but with our most recent expansion there just isn’t enough room to comfortably accommodate the team. We also have some exciting plans for further expansion in 2017/18, so needed to find somewhere with enough room to grow. Bridge … Read More

Modern Methods of Construction

Modern Methods of Construction

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) have been a recurring topic for many years. At last weeks Conservative Party Conference, Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, once again referenced MMC but what exactly are they and are they being employed in today’s construction projects? The answer to the last question is not really! Recent research by the  NHBC Foundation found … Read More

Women in surveying

Abi Peters, Women in Surveying, Chawton Hill Chartered Surveyors

According to the latest RICS statistics on Women in Surveying as at end of September, 13% of Global Chartered Surveyors (FRICS/MRICS) and 27%  of students are female. Compare this with the 3% female membership at the end of the 1980’s and the progress made in diversifying the profession in less than three decades is clear. In particular, the sector seems to … Read More