News

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

HOP Run/Walk/Cycle

Posted on the 23rd June 2017

Last month, we held our annual Run/Walk/Cycle social event for our staff.

We believe it is important for individuals across teams, to come together and engage in informal team exercises. This event in particular, encourages others to join the team of existing HOP athletes. It was a fantastic day in the sun. A special well done must go to the HOP runners who defeated the hilly route across the Downs in the scorching 25 degree heat.

Click here to see some of the great images captured on route!

Rampion Site Visit

Posted on the 8th June 2017

On Monday 22nd May, HOP technical and support staff had the opportunity to spend the afternoon on site and experience construction up close. We consider it important for all HOP members to get a chance to see first-hand the work that HOP plays a pivotal part in, and this served as yet another fantastic CPD exercise. The visit also served as a great opportunity for our work experience student to see yet another side of Engineering, outside of the office environment.

“As usual, it was enjoyable to spend time with members of the HOP team who I may not regularly see around the office.
The site visit was very informative and was an excellent way to help visualise various aspects of our projects. A big thank you for arranging this trip!” – HOP Graduate Engineer

DIY SOS Arundel

Posted on the 23rd May 2017

HOP are honoured to have been invited to provide technical assistance on yet another DIY SOS Build. A great opportunity for our Trainee Engineers to showcase their expertise with the guidance of senior members of staff. Providing the family with a wheelchair friendly space with new lift and a fully renewed space planning of the whole internal floor space and SIPS constructed extension, all within 9 days! We are thrilled to have been able to assist in helping a family in need achieve their dream home, and we are proud to be a part of the fantastic community response from local tradesmen and women.

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!

Brighton Marathon 2017

Posted on the 1st May 2017

Each year, HOP’s talented athletes get involved in various sporting events. This year is no exception. We were proud to kick off 2017 with 2 of our HOP runners entering and completing the Brighton Marathon. Many congratulations to all involved in raising money for such important causes.

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.

Donate on JustGiving

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.