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Sheffield Custody Suite, Sheffield

Client: South Yorkshire Police

Discipline: NEC Supervisor services

Project Description:

The project was formerly known as the Custody Estates Programme. The Custody Estates project manger, Paula Ibberson, described the programme as the largest scale capital investment ever commissioned by SYP and that the buildings are flagships of their type for quality and value.

Paula said of Hickton: ‘You integrated well from the outset with the client and contractor teams. Your attention to detail and passion for seeing a quality outcome was obvious from our first meeting and working with you both has been an absolute pleasure.’

Leeds Skelton Lake Services

Client: Mascot Management

Discipline: Building Clerks of Works services

Construction Value: £64m


  • BALI Award 2021 – Roof Gardens/Living Wall Installations – Commercial Roof Garden of Podium Landscaping
  • Northern Design Awards 2020 – Best Architectural Practice and Best Commercial Build

Project Description:

Leeds Skelton Lake Services is the latest addition to the M1, located just two miles east of Leeds at junction 45. We were appointed by Mascot Management, initially to provide quality inspections for the installation of a unique green curved roof on a kempar water proofing system, however this soon developed to us providing Clerk of Works services across all aspects of the project.

The service station provides all the essential needs for a rest stop, including restroom and shower areas, moderate parking, a modular hotel, retail outlets, restaurants and cafés, along with on-the-go food and drink.

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The Piece Hall & Library

Client: The Calderdale Council
Discipline: Building and M&E Clerks of Works services

Construction Value: £25m


2017 Angel Awards joint-winner for Best Rescue of a Historic Building
Project of the Year at the RICS Yorkshire and Humber awards in 2018
Project Description:
The Piece Hall and New Halifax Central Library and Archive Project represents a major investment by Calderdale Council. The project, with a value of over £25m, will see a significant regeneration of central Halifax, the largest town in Calderdale.

As well as inspecting and overseeing the construction work, part of our Clerks of Works brief was to ensure that the project retained as many of its original 18th Century features as possible allowing for modernisation, sustainability and accessibility.

Please watch our video, above, which details our involvement.

Tower Gardens Pavillion, Skegness

Client: Gleeds

Discipline: NEC Supervisor services

Construction Value: £1.5m


  • East Midlands RICS Social Impact Awards – Leisure Project of the Year
  • East Midlands Property Awards – Regeneration and Restoration Project of the Year

Project Description:

We have completed NEC Supervisory services for the £1.5m new-build modern Community Hub which is being constructed following the demolition of the historic and much-loved Tower Gardens Pavilion, built in 1879, in the popular seaside town Skegness, Lincolnshire.

Appointed by our client, global property and construction consultants, Gleeds, via the Perfect Circle framework, our role was to provide independent Quality Inspections to oversee the quality aspects during the phases of construction work.

Barnsley Custody Suite, Barnsley

Client: South Yorkshire Police

Discipline: NEC Supervisor Services

Project Description:

In addition to providing NEC Supervisor services for Sheffield Custody Suites, we also provided inspection services for South Yorkshire Police for the Barnsley Custody Suite. The works involved the modernisation and replacement of the existing Custody Suites.


Community Safety Hub, Hemlington

Client: Cleveland Police

Discipline: Clerks of Works services

Project Description:

Cleveland Police sought a new multi-million, contemporary headquarters building to replace their existing inefficient and costly accommodation. The building includes a café and community facilities located in and around the main entrance. The 3600 sq/m Community Safety Hub was a flagship building hosts Cleveland Police’s 24/7 control room, together with a number of support functions both operational and business. Around 240 tonnes of British steel was used in the construction, with approximately 100 tonnes coming from Teesside based British Steel’s Lackenby Beam Mill.

 The Glassworks

Client: Henry Boot Construction Limited

Discipline: Building and M&E Clerks of Works services

Project Description:

The first phase of the development saw the historic Barnsley Markets move to a contemporary new home in 2018, followed by the new state-of-the-art Library @ the Lightbox and independent food court Market Kitchen, which opened their doors to the public in 2019.

We are delighted to have progressed to providing Clerk of Works services for the second phase of the development, which will see the completion of 25 shops, a 13-screen Cineworld with 4DX technology, Superbowl UK with bowling alley, laser quest and soft play, 7 family-friendly restaurants, public square, multi-storey car park and Market Gate Bridge.

Leeds Playhouse

Client: Turner & Townsend

Construction Value: £15.8m

Discipline: Building and M&E Clerks of Works services


  • RIBA Yorkshire Awards 2021: Yorkshire Sustainability
  • Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2020: Shortlisted – Design Excellence & Refit and Refurbishment Project of the Year
  • The Stage Awards 2020: Theatre Building of the Year
  • Scottish Design Awards 2020: Architecture Public Building

Project Description:

The exterior works involved re-orientation of the theatre towards the city centre by creating a new glass extension and high impact entrance at street level on St. Peter’s Street. The interior of the building has been refurbished in the front of the house areas, creation of a new performance and rehearsal space under the foyer area, reconfigured offices, and improvement to access, overall improving the overall energy efficiency of the building.

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