News

Keep up to date with HOP’s latest endeavours from new personnel and media appearances to the very latest HOP achievements.

DIY SOS Arundel

Posted on the 23rd May 2017

Our time on DIY SOS: The Big Build has been a fantastic experience and we are so thrilled to have been a part of it. It has been wonderful to help a family in need get their dream home. Thank you for having us!

HOP on DIY SOS

Posted on the 2nd May 2017

HOP are once again proud to announce our involvement with BBC’s latest DIY SOS project; a show that recruits local trades men and women to transform the homes of families across Britain.

Our initial involvement in the iconic TV show began with the renovation of the home of an injured former royal engineer and paratrooper in 2012.

We look forward to providing the assistance needed to transform yet another deserving family home. More information to come soon!

Brighton2Paris Bike Ride 2017

Posted on the 29th March 2017

HOP are proud to announce that 2 of our keen cyclists are riding in the Brighton2Paris bike ride in May. A great month of fund raising activities ahead.

Please do sponsor the cause via the JustGiving Crowdfunding page. All donations are directed to the main fundraising account to be shared equally between the 27 Mayors Charities and the ABF Soldiers Charity.

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BHAFC Match Sponsors

Posted on the 24th March 2017

HOP are proud to have supported BHAFC since their first match at Withdean stadium and every season since then. We continued our support through their move to the AMEX Stadium in 2011. It was a real honour to have assisted the club in parts of the initial Planning Application as lead Civil & Structural Engineers on this great project, to realise the AMEX as it stands today.

March 10th was HOP’s 16th consecutive season as match sponsors. With the Seagulls flying high in the championship, the 3-0 victory over Derby County was a fantastic result, and one HOP was proud to be a part of. It was with great honour to present man of the match to Jiri Skalak for his hard work, flair and industry on his return to the team’s starting line-up.

Marine Team Sewers Tour

Posted on the 10th February 2017

On Wed. 17th Aug. the Marine Team departed on a tour of the 150 year old, Victorian built, Brighton Sewers. Millions of bricks were used to form the miles of sewers required to manage the waste from Brighton, which was previous stored in Cesspools at the back of properties. Originally the sewers were designed to allow the sea to flow into them and ‘flush’ them out at high tide, however these days, the waste is sent to a cleansing plant at Peacehaven.

The sewers were engineered for a 500 year design life, and it’s a good job, as the Population has increased from 90,000 in 1871 to 270,000 in 2011.

The tour served as a reminder that the projects HOP Design and Engineer, could have both practical and historical significance for future generations.

HOP on Grand Designs

Posted on the 10th February 2017

Signatory Architect, Alan Phillips selected HOP for a particularly unique site in Croyde on the North Devon coastline.

Set high above the sea and right on the edge of the cliffs, both the permanent and temporary design were a real challenge.   This caught the attention of Kevin McCloud and the Grand Designs Team, who have been following the project throughout.

The Grand Design Team first visited our offices in Hove, to see how HOP work. They then invited Jon O to site to meet Kevin, and discuss some of the challenges that were faced, including constructing curved buildings on the edge of a receding coastline, with especially difficult access.

HOP achieve Investors in People Gold status

Posted on the 7th February 2017
HOP are very pleased to have been awarded Investors In People Gold Standard. This Investors In People Award proves that a firm cares passionately about things like its staff training; life / work balance and career development. The Gold Award has been awarded to fewer than 700 organisations in the country and HOP are very pleased to have achieved this top accolade, which recognises our very strong, ongoing commitment to continue to invest in our staff.
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Engineering Education Scheme

Posted on the 7th February 2017

Under the EES scheme a team of four Year 12 students from Hurstpierpoint College have been working with HOP on a project aimed at building a better amphibious home. The 6th Formers had to design a hull system for an amphibious home that would solve many of the problems facing current homes that can float, making them easier to market in the future. The students presented their results at a Celebration and Assessment Day at the University of Brighton on 16th April 2015 and were delighted to hear that they had been shortlisted for the National Finals.

University of Brighton – Industrial Advisory Board

Posted on the 7th February 2017

HOP advise on the setting up of and now Chair the Industrial Advisory Board comprising of 6 senior academics and 6 senior members of industry drawn from contractors, consultant and client bodies. Current successes so far have been:

  • Introducing BIM into the curriculum and arranging it so that Civil Engineering students can graduate fully fledged and site ready with a CSCS card (Health & Safety trained) as part of their curriculum and studies.
  • With great input from Mackley Construction HOP have arranged some very interesting site visits for both staff and students to places like the i360 and other constructions on Brighton seafront.