February 2024

Sewell Estates Newsletter

Welcome to our latest newsletter. Another busy period at Sewell Group, with some exciting news about our major new business park in Hull, some hugely important new health facilities in Leeds and Northallerton and some advice and observations from our consultancy teams to single out just a few stories.

On a more personal note, my mind is still racing following a talk at our annual team convention from a futurologist! Honestly, one thing is for sure in this life, the rate of technological progress seems to just get faster and faster. The question we must face, though, is whether all parts of society benefit from this, or whether we should be taking more active steps to do more. Always looking for new ways to have more impact with our social mobility agenda, we have some significant plans to try and raise our game beyond our GATEway Programme and we look forward to sharing these later in the year. In the meantime, I’m looking forward a bit more daylight and Spring-like weather over the next month.

As always, If you want to chat, please get in touch with me or any of our team. We’d love to hear from you.

Best wishes, Jo


Up The Robins!

We’re delighted to announce that we’re extending our partnership with Hull KR, working together to support the health and wellbeing of the East Hull community.

The multi-year deal sees the stadium continue to be known as Sewell Group Craven Park until the end of the 2025 season.


A healthy NHS?

Emma Bolton, Tim Wigglesworth and Claire Harrison, Chief Executives of our consultancy businesses, look at what might lay ahead for the NHS, and how those of us who work with or for the NHS can plan for the challenges the upcoming infrastructure strategies will bring.


Yorkshire Energy Park key to new sustainable heating network

Sewell Investments project Yorkshire Energy Park has been boosted by £22m in funding, awarded to partners Vital Energi to construct a low carbon heating network for Hull.

“We’re delighted with the award of the Green Heat Network Funding which will allow us to deliver the Hull East Heat Network.”

Mike Cooke, MD, Vital Energi


Revolutionising emergency care in Leeds

I&G have completed the new Same Day Emergency Care department at St James’ Hospital, helping patients avoid unnecessary stays in hospital, and freeing up beds.


Delivering a more inclusive education system

Nikola Idle, Shared Agenda’s Director of Consultancy, reflects on what she learned about how school facilities can provide the best experience for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at the Education Estates SEND Conference this month.


A one-stop-shop for estates data

Data intelligence and mapping company Parallel have been working with Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICB to help compile information for their estates strategy. The support provided means the team have quick and convenient access to data at the touch of a button.


LEDs are a bright idea for Hull’s health centres

Sewell Facilities Management and Citycare have helped make Hull’s health centres more sustainable through an ambitious lighting replacement project. The exercise will dramatically reduce energy usage, and slash the buildings’ carbon footprints.


Understanding your property and assets

How well do you know your property?

Paul Marshall, Chief Executive of Assure Advisory, reflects on how understanding your property is the foundation of good facilities management.

your asset register is a fundamental building block for effectively managing your property.


£3m revamp for Tees Valley radiology

Northallerton’s Friarage Hospital can now scan 100 more patients every week, following a £3m revamp of part of their radiology department managed by Community Ventures.


The power of partnerships

What comes to mind when you think about construction partnerships? Chris Soper, Joint Managing Director of Sewell Construction, discusses how partnerships are essential to the modern construction industry, and what ingredients are essential for building a successful collaboration.