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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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has confirmed that Grants for Places of Worship (GPOW) scheme will be withdrawn later this year with a final deadline for new applications of 14 August 2017.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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