Sewell Estates Newsletter November 2022

Welcome to our November newsletter. The nights are drawing in, the trees are starting to shed their beautiful autumnal colour, but, don’t despair, we have some fantastic news to share. We’re an excitable bunch anyway, but we really do have a few good reasons to celebrate this month. If you’d like to know more about any of the stories featured, please drop me a line as I would love to hear from you.

Very best wishes, Jo

Royal appointment kicks off double celebration for Sewell Group

A homegrown business which dates back to 1876 and now employs 500 people celebrated in style after receiving two major awards on the same day.

Sewell Group enjoyed a royal breakfast with the monarch’s representative in East Yorkshire as the Lord Lieutenant presented the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity.

A delegation from the company then travelled by executive coach to London to make their sixth appearance in The UK’s 100 Best Companies to Work For Awards, this year being listed at 45.


I&G celebrate five years with Sewell Group

West Yorkshire based construction company Illingworth & Gregory (I&G) is celebrating five years as part of the Sewell Group, having joined the collective of built environment companies in 2017 in a move to generate new opportunities across the region.

The company, founded in 1972, works across the North of England and is part of the Sewell Estates arm of the group, which delivers advisory services, construction, facilities management, and investment partnerships for public and private sector customers.

Estates Consultancy team trained to highest business case standard

One of the fastest growing specialist estates consultancies in the country has bolstered its approach to helping public sector organisations prepare sound and effective business cases for transformational projects.

While Shared Agenda has supported clients with robust business cases for several years, it now has 19 team members who are qualified to the Better Business Cases™ Practitioner standard.

Partnership supports regeneration of the city

Hull Esteem Consortium LEP Ltd have delivered infrastructure solutions for the city on behalf of Hull City Council for the past 12 years. Shared Agenda works closely with the Esteem team to assist in the development and delivery of projects, including strategic advice and project management in both education and leisure sectors.

In its time, Esteem’s pre-procured framework has delivered more than £500m of new and improved education facilities across Hull, along with culture, leisure and regeneration projects.

Sewell Construction and I&G attend YORbuild supplier event

Yorkshire-based construction companies Sewell Construction and Illingworth & Gregory (I&G), both part of the wider Sewell Group, attended a Meet the Buyer event hosted by YORhub to enhance their trusted supply chain network.

Sewell Construction and I&G joined 25 other businesses at the event, which offered an opportunity for subcontractors and suppliers to meet the building and civil engineering contractors appointed to each of the YORhub frameworks.

Sewell FM maintain BAFE accreditation for fifth year running

Sewell Facilities Management has been recognised as one of only three companies in Hull to become BAFE Registered.

The British Approval for Fire Excellence (BAFE) Fire Safety Register offers a comprehensive record of third-party certificated organisations that business owners, property managers, facility managers, specifiers and others who require assistance, can use to help manage their fire safety responsibilities and obligations.

Preparation underway to hand back UK’s first ever PFI

Victoria Dock Primary School is celebrating its 25-year anniversary next year, which means the UK’s first Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Primary School will soon be officially handed back to Hull City Council to become part of The Constellation Trust estate.

Sewell Group – the school’s PFI partner – has been managing and operating the building since day one, leaving the Head Teacher and staff to focus on delivering education. This successful formula has resulted in Victoria Dock being one of the most successful and sought-after primaries in the city and is recognised as a PFI national exemplar, having been described as a ‘model to follow’ by four Secretaries of State for Education over its 25 years.

Esteem transform education and leisure estate

Hull Esteem Consortium LEP Ltd was formed in 2010 after an open market for competition run by Hull City Council to procure a private sector partner to deliver its Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The agreement was extended for a further five years to allow Esteem to deliver partnering services for strategic investments around education and leisure facilities, as well as regeneration projects.

As a shareholder, Sewell Investments work closely with the Esteem team across a multitude of different projects.

Take a look at some of Esteem’s most recent projects:

West Hull Health Hub recognised as ‘Clinician’s Choice’ in recent awards

The West Hull Health Hub – hailed as a beacon of future primary care services – has been recognised at the recent Building Better Healthcare Awards.

Approaching its one year anniversary, the £8million state-of-the-art health hub has seen thousands of Modality Partnership (Hull) patients pass through its doors since it opened in November 2021. It has integrated crucial services under one roof within the community with the aim of limiting the need for hospital admission or care.

Now, the West Hull Health Hub is being celebrated as the ‘Clinician’s Choice’ after it was shortlisted for the Best Healthcare Development category in this years awards.