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Academic Success For Our Surveyors

18th July 2018

Barker Associates are delighted to announce the academic successes of our surveyors - Thomas Lynch, Calum Torpey and Sami Orhan.  Thomas successfully completed his APC assessment in June 2018 to achieve his RICS Chartership. He is now a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.&nbs....

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Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) Appeals 2018/19 Outcomes

16th July 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) and Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have announced the results of the Appeals process for the 2018/19 Condition Improvement Fund. Only 36 Appeals were approved nationally.  Barker Associates advised a number of Academies on their Appeals and are pl....

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Cricket Gala Raises Funds for Students

10th July 2018

Barker Associates were delighted to attend Leigh Academies Trust PCA England Masters Cricket Gala at Bexley Cricket Club on Friday 30th June 2018. The event raised over £17,000 for students throughout the Leigh Academies Trust. Attendees enjoyed a fantastic day's cricket starting with a ....

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Vacancy: Chartered Building Surveyor

14th June 2018

We currently have a vacancy for an APC level or Chartered Building Surveyor to work and assist in the development of our busy survey department. The position will be based in our Braintree Head Office and will offer a highly competitive remuneration package together with career prospects. We work o....

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Vacancy: Building Surveyor

12th June 2018

The role will focus on support, development and delivery of projects within a team of existing Building Surveyors. This position will be based at our Cambridge Office and will offer both good remuneration packages and career prospects. Principal tasks will include: Assisting in Measure Surveys a....

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Graduate Structural Engineer Vacancy

07th June 2018

Due to our continued success and growing business demands we currently have a vacancy for a Graduate Structural Engineer.  You will be working on a range of projects from concept design through approvals to construction, preparing calculations and technical design information to deliver innova....

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Recruiting: Senior Surveyor

02nd June 2018

Due to our continued growth we are looking to recruit a Senior Building Surveyor. The role will focus on development and delivery of projects within a team of existing Building Surveyors based in our head office in Braintree. Requirements Ideally an experienced Senior Building Surveyor, with Ed....

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We are recruiting: Structural CAD Technician

30th May 2018

We have a unique opportunity for a Structural CAD Technician to be part of a newly formed Structural Engineers department which we are looking to expand over the next few years. Initially you will be working directly with our Associate Partner assisting him with an exciting and diverse portfoli....

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Selective Schools Expansion Fund

11th May 2018

The Education and Skills Funding Agency has announced Expansion Funding for Selective Schools in England and Wales. Known as the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF) the purpose of the Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF) is to support the expansion of selective schools where:    &n....

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Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) Appeals - Update

30th April 2018

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)recently announced its allocation of Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)2018-19.  The limited funding available and excessive number of applications received means that the ESFA have been unable to fund all projects. Following an assessment of the fee....

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Barker Associates at the Academies Show London 2018

18th April 2018

Barker Associates are excited to be part of The Academies Show this year again. Our Education specialist Surveyors and Architects will be on Stand 238 to talk to you all things realted to School Buildings - Condition Improvement Fund, Energy Efficiency, Compliance, Health & Safety, Expansion/Ref....

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Condition Improvement Fund 2018-2019: £10 million worth funding secured for our academy clients

29th March 2018

The Education and Skills Funding Agency announced its allocation of Condition Improvement Fund 2018-2019. It has been yet another successful year of CIF bids for Barker Associates with over £10 million funding won for our academy clients. Over 50 of our submissions have been granted funding. ....

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Celebrating student and staff achievements at the OAT Annual Awards 2018

22nd March 2018

Barker Associates and EO consulting jointly sponsored the ‘Budding Linguist Award’ at the recently held Ormiston Academies Trust’s Annual Awards & Dinner 2018. The Awards now in their fourth year recognise and celebrate the achievements of exceptional students and teachers from....

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Season's Greetings from Barker Associates

16th December 2017

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Please note our offices will be closed for the Christmas break on Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2018. ....

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Important Condition Improvement Fund Update

14th December 2017

The ESFA has confirmed that the CIF portal is now re-opened.  The CIF application submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday 20th December 2017, 4pm.  We at Barker Associates will continue to submit our clients applications in line with the revised deadline. ....

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The ESFA announces temporary shut down of CIF portal

13th December 2017

The Education and Skills Funding Agency has just announced that the CIF portal is temporarily shut down due to technical issues it had been experiencing.  The CIF application submission deadline which was 14 December 2017 is expected to be extended. An update  is due to be announced soon.....

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Connecting with Future Surveyors and Architects

13th November 2017

Barker Associates are delighted to be associated with Anglia Ruskin University’s Engineering & Built Environment Department. The Employability team in conjunction with the department organise events throughout the year to provide their students a chance to get to know employers, learn....

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Anglia Ruskin University Awards 2016/17

23rd October 2017

Barker Associates are actively engaged in promoting education, of successes in and beyond the class room. Since 2010 Barker Associates have sponsored a Barker Associates LLP Special Award at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford for degree students. The winner of the Barker Associates LLP Special Aw....

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Condition Improvement Fund 2018/19 Guidelines Announced

19th October 2017

The Education Funding Agency has announced its guidelines for Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2018/19. CIF is the annual funding academies and sixth-form colleges can apply to. The core priority for CIF remains the condition of school buildings to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose. Mileston....

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Recruiting: Trainee Building Surveyor

12th October 2017

Due to continued growth we currently have a vacancy for a Trainee Building Surveyor. The role will focus on support, development and delivery of projects within a team of existing Building Surveyors. This position will be based at our Braintree Head Office. Principal tasks will include: Assistin....

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Philippa Reed shortlisted for RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award

30th August 2017

The Partners are delighted to announce that Philippa Reed has been shortlisted for the prestigeous RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award 2017 in the Building Surveying category.  As a Chartered Surveyor and a Certified Historic Buildings Professional, Philippa has always demonstrated high stan....

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Further £1.35 million secured for our clients through CIF Appeals

19th July 2017

Barker Associates are delighted to secure a further £1.35 million in CIF funding following the appeals outcome announced yesterday https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/condition-improvement-fund-cif-appeals-outcome-2017-to-2018. Having secured an outstanding £20million in funding ....

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Our Surveyors Complete the Three Peaks Challenge for PARC(Essex)

17th July 2017

Our surveyors who took on the Three Peaks Challenge 2017 over the weekend have successfully completed the challenge in aid of PARC(Essex).  The team comprised of William Bidewell, Robert Gould, Philippa Reed, Aaron Freeman, Stephen Allen, James Johnson, Peter Horton and David Mugliston. ....

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Public Consultation on proposals for Hockerill's new sports hall & science block

08th June 2017

A public consultation event was held in the Hockerill College Library on Tuesday at which the plans for development of the College were presented. This included proposals for a new Sports Hall and a new Science Building. The event was well attended by local councillors, residents, pupils and parent....

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Barker Associates has a new office in Cambridge

06th June 2017

The Partners are delighted to announce the opening of Barker Associates’ new branch office in Cambridge. Our practice has experienced a steady growth and unprecedented expansion over the years. Operating alongside our head office, the Cambridge office will enable us to effectively service our....

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St Michael and All Angels Church Wins National Lottery Support

11th May 2017

Barker Associates is delighted to announce St Michael and All Angels Church’s recent success in securing Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF) via the Grants for Places of Worship Scheme of an initial grant of £19,300 to repair the Church’s historic tower. The grant will enable Barker As....

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Surveyors to take on Three Peaks Challenge for PARC

08th May 2017

Our surveying team will embark on The Three Peaks Challenge in aid of our chosen charity – PARC (Essex) during the weekend of 14th July 2017. The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England (Scafell Pike), Wales (Snowdon) and Scotland (Ben Nevis), within 24 hour....

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CIF 2017-18 Appeals Update

03rd May 2017

The Education Funding Agency has published its guidance for applicants wishing to appeal following the outcomes for the 2017 -18 CIF round. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/611389/CIF_2017_to_2018_appeals_guidance.pdf This guidance provides information to ap....

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Heritage Lottery Fund announces major changes to Church Funding Schemes

12th April 2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has confirmed that Grants for Places of Worship (GPOW) scheme will be withdrawn later this year with a final deadline for new applications of 14 August 2017. The GPOW scheme awarded £30m to listed places of worship in the UK and was an invaluable source of fundi....

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Recruiting Bookkeeper/Finance Manager

12th April 2017

We currently have a vacancy for a competent full-time bookkeeper who is proficient in Microsoft Office; Excel & Sage are essential: Sage Line 50 Accounts/Payroll Sales/Purchase Ledger Credit Control Month End Management Reports Bank Reconciliations VAT Competitive salary and company p....

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Recruiting Registered Architect/Senior Architectural Technologist

11th April 2017

Our growing architectural team delivers exciting and diverse portfolio of projects throughout the UK and we have an immediate need for highly motivated and technically proficient architectural staff to work on projects at all RIBA stages. Applicants are required to submit a full curriculum vitae an....

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Staff Promotion

10th April 2017

It is with great pleasure the Partners confirm the promotion of Chris Cook to Associate status with immediate effect. Chris joined Barker Associates in 2010. He specialises in contract administration and project management of refurbishment, extension and new-build construction projects. C....

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Condition Improvement Fund 2017-18: £20 million funding secured for our clients

04th April 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) announced its allocation of Condition Improvement Fund 2017-2018 yesterday. It has been yet another successful year of CIF bids for Barker Associates with a fantastic £20 million funding won for our academy clients. Over 50 of our submissions have been grant....

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Recruiting - Architectural Team Administrator

13th March 2017

Due to the constant growth and increasing projects within our Architecture team, we are looking to recruit an Architectural Team Administrator. This is a diverse role, within a team of approximately ten professionals reporting to the Architect Partner. Suitable for a well organised candidate wit....

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The Academies Show 2017: Join us there

23rd February 2017

Barker Associates will be at the Academies Show on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at ExCel London. Our academy specialist architects and surveyors will be on Stand 340 to provide information and talk through your queries on estate and funding matters. If you would like to book a free one to one consulta....

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Pear Tree Mead Academy’s New Extension Officially Opened

07th February 2017

A new extension was recently opened at Pear Tree Mead Primary Academy at Harlow. Barker Associates provided architectural services working with Borras Construction. The project provides additional accommodation for a half Form of Entry expansion to 420 pupils and includes the provision of 4 new cla....

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Barker Associates supports PARC (Essex)

13th December 2016

For many years now Barker Associates has supported local charities and organisations. As a business this is an integral part of our ethos. This year Barker Associates are pleased to announce PARC (Essex) http://www.parc-essex.co.uk/as its chosen Charity of the Year. PARC (Essex) is a local register....

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Staff Promotions

22nd November 2016

The Partners are pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron Freeman and Philippa Reed to Associate status in recognition of their contribution to the practice.   Aaron has been an important part of the surveying team since 2014, gaining and developing skills in Building Surveys, Fire Risk Ass....

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Anglia Ruskin University Awards 2015/16

10th November 2016

Barker Associates are actively engaged in promoting education, of successes in and beyond the class room. Since 2010 Barker Associates have sponsored a Barker Associates LLP Special Award at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford for degree students. The winner of the Barker Associates LLP ....

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Planning Permission Secured for Cheam Park Farm School Expansion Project

21st October 2016

We are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for an expansion project at Cheam Park Farm Junior School. The design proposals submitted by Barker Associates were approved by Sutton Council. The core project object is to provide additional accommodation and internal remodellin....

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Condition Improvement Fund 2017-18 Guidelines Announced Today

19th October 2016

The Education Funding Agency has announced guidelines for Condition Improvement Fund 2017-18. Milestones for CIF 2017-18 are: MilestonesDates Registration deadline for new applicants 30 November 2016 5pm Deadline for submitting applications 9 December 2016 12noon Date for notify....

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Condition Improvement Fund: Are you receiving your share?

20th September 2016

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) allocates annual funding for academies and sixth form colleges known as the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). CIF supports projects that address compliance, health and safety issues and maintenance needs. Only projects that demonstrate a high project need and ....

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Framework Success for Barker Associates

30th August 2016

The Partners at Barker Associates are pleased to announce that the practice is successfully appointed on Braintree District Council’s Construction Consultancy Services Framework 2016. During this four year Framework Agreement Barker Associates will provide Quantity Surveying, Principal Designe....

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CIF Roofing and Cladding at Bungay High School

25th August 2016

Bungay High School commissioned Barker Associates to submit a CIF bid for new cladding and windows at the School to replace the existing Crittall windows at the site.   The bid was successful and we designed, specified and project managed the resultant scheme which will probably be Phase 1 of....

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Philippa is now on the Approved List of Architects and Surveyors for Dioceses of St Albans and Chelmsford

22nd July 2016

Barker Associates are pleased to announce that Senior Surveyor Philippa Reed has just been approved for inclusion on list of the Approved List of Architects and Surveyors for the Diocese of St Albans and Diocese of Chelmsford. Philippa has been involved with the Diocese of St Albans for a number of ....

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Join Barker Associates at The Academies Show 2016

22nd March 2016

Barker Associates will be at The Academies Show on Wednesday 20th April 2016 at London Excel. Join us at Stand 672 where our surveyors and architects will be at hand to discuss CIF funding, project management and other estates management related matters. If you would like to a book a free one-to-on....

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