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Below you will find our latest news and information about some of our recent projects.

March 2024

After more than a year of repairs and restoration, the Grade II listed Jubilee Bridge in Lowestoft opened to pedestrians at the end of February. The footbridge, which spans ‘The Ravine’ and links Belle Vue Park with North Parade, was built in 1897 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Following a structural survey which identified a number of safety issues the bridge was forced to close in 2020 . Hyams have provided quantity surveying and contract administration services on behalf of East Suffolk Council.

Construction of a new veterinary surgery in Felixstowe for Ryder Davies and Partners was completed at the end of February and is now open and in full use. The state of the art building provides a surgical suite, consulting and diagnosis rooms, high tech imaging facilities, dental theatre and on site laboratory. Designed by Hollins Architects and built by O Seaman and Son Ltd, Hyams provided quantity surveying services.

December 2023

An update on some of our projects completed this year:

The Castle Community Rooms in Framlingham were handed over early in the year and are now in full and busy use. The project was awarded first place in the Design category of East Suffolk Council’s ‘Quality of Place Awards’ and we were pleased to attend the awards ceremony held at the Castle Community Rooms at the end of November. The project is also a 2024 Regional Finalist in the 2024 Civic Trust Awards.

East Suffolk Council’s ‘Seashore Village’ including activity park area was completed and handed over recently. The scheme forms part of a wider project to regenerate an area of land between Sea Road and the Promenade in Felixstowe. The site has been relandscaped with ramp access, fully accessible public toilets, 27 traditional style timber beach huts together with ‘pod-style’ beach chalets available to hire inside an adaptable building.

Phase 2 of Orwell Homes Ltd’s housing Scheme at Parham comprising nine Affordable and Shared Ownership properties have been completed and are fully occupied.

In November we were pleased to attend LABC East Anglia’s awards ceremony to see Handford Homes Ltd’s scheme in Grimwade Street, Ipswich receive the award ‘Best Small Housing Development’ winner 2023. (See April 2022 News below).

February 2023

We are pleased to be working with East Suffolk Council on a number of projects.

Two projects currently on site are: repairs and refurbishment of the Victorian pedestrian ‘Ravine Bridge’ in Lowestoft; together with construction of a new ‘Seashore Village’ next to the promenade in Felixstowe.

August 2022

The last couple of months have again been busy.

We hosted a table of guests at the Suffolk Joint Construction Committee’s Annual Supper at Trinity Park, Ipswich where, two of our schemes were recognised with design and craftmanship awards – Otley House winning an award in both categories and Grove Park, Yoxford winning a craftmanship award :


We provided Quantity Surveying services on both of these super projects.

We have also just handed over ten affordable / shared ownership properties at Parham for our client Orwell Homes Ltd. We provided both Quantity Surveying and Employer’s Agent services for this scheme. We are about to start a second phase comprising a further nine dwellings on this site.

castle community rooms Framlingham

May 2022

Work is progressing well on the Castle Community Rooms in Framlingham, the new building replacing St Michael’s Rooms which was brought to fame in the TV series ‘The Detectorists’.

Hyams are providing Quantity Surveying services. The main contractor is O Seaman and Son Ltd.

March/April 2022

We have had a busy couple of months completing schemes for our client Handford Homes Ltd. In March the last of twenty four new dwellings for affordable rent – comprising bungalows, houses and flats – constructed on five separate brownfield sites in Ipswich were handed over to Ipswich Borough Council. The design and build contractor was Mixbrow Ltd.

In April Handford Homes have handed over sixteen new flats in Grimwade Street, Ipswich to Ipswich Borough Council. This development comprises a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats – four of which are disabled accessible – arranged in two blocks with shared amenity space, car parking, bins and cycle storage. The design and build contractor was Gipping Construction Ltd.

Hyams have provided Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying services for both schemes.

(Photos below by Paul Nixon Photography)

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