Covid-19 related news and updates
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The Exchange wins the Norman Bragg Special Award!
CIPS was delighted to attend the 26th annual Aylesbury Vale District Council Design Awards on Thursday 5 December at AVDC’s The Gateway Conference Centre. The event brought together designers, architects, builders and contractors to showcase their excellence and The Exchange, Aylesbury was the winner of the Norman Bragg Special Award: Contribution to the Public Realm of Aylesbury.
Charity Photography Challenge - NEW WINNER!
Our very deserving winner is Warren Weener! He has been spotted wearing the CIPS summer jersey whilst taking part in the 2019 CamNam Noble Challenge, a 10 day cycling challenge covering an incredible 700km from Cambodia's Seam Reap all the way to Vietnam's Mekong Delta in aid of the Christina Noble Children's Foundation (CNCF).
Groundbreaking at Pembroke Road
CIPS attended the Groundbreaking ceremony at Pembroke Road in Aylesbury on 21 November with the Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) Project Team, local Councillors and members of the appointed Contractor, Morgan Sindall's, team.
CIPS will have Accredited Expert Witness Status very shortly
With his intensive 12-week RICS Expert Witness course coming to an end, Francis McPeake is poised to achieve RICS Accredited Expert Witness status.
We have moved offices!
CIPS has moved offices, with the help of our new recruit, Robo the Chameleon! We are now based at the Devonshire Business Centre in Letchworth Garden City.
The Exchange in Aylesbury has opened
We are delighted to announce that Aylesbury’s latest development, The Exchange was opened to the public on 8 March 2019.
Charity Photography Challenge - NEW WINNER!
We have been receiving many entries into our Photography Challenge Competition and, as always, it has been hard to pick a winner - but not that hard, as Sue Graham wore the CIPS jersey when she took part in the biggest bicycle race on the global calendar - in South Africa!
Boys on Tour in Mallorca - Spring 2019
Spring time is always a great time to visit Mallorca but, if you are not a cyclist (as I am not!), you will be amazed by the numbers of cyclists on the single lane mountain roads.
Fit-out of Digital Innovation Hub - University Campus Aylesbury Vale
CIPS has been appointed by Aylesbury Vale District Council as Employer’s Agent/Quantity Surveyor for the creation and fit-out of a Digital Innovation Hub within the 720m² of shell space on the existing ground floor of the University Campus Aylesbury Vale (UCAV) Building.
The CIPS van has had a makeover!
The CIPS van has had a striking makeover and had its first outing as transport/support vehicle for the CIPS cycling 'team' at a sportive in Cambridgeshire on Sunday 24 February 2019.
Alterations to The Forum, Hemel Hempstead
CIPS has been appointed by Dacorum Borough Council as the Contracts Administrator for the reconfiguration of various internal spaces in The Forum, Hemel Hempstead.
Planning permission received for NSF International office building
CIPS is appointed as Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and Employer’s Agent for the design and construction of a new office building following the selection of the Blenheim Office Park in Oxford as the chosen location for the new UK Regional Food Division of NSF International Ltd.
New build in the Chilterns
CIPS Ltd is the appointed Employer’s Agent, Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor for the demolition and re-build of a contemporary home on a 0.58-hectare site in Little Gaddesden in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Working in the Medico Legal sector
CIPS Ltd is the appointed Quantity Surveyor and Contracts Administrator for the creation of a single storey side and rear extension to allow adaptation of the existing dwelling for occupation by a wheelchair user. The property is located in Aston Clinton which is a historic village and civil parish in the Vale of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England. Planning permission was granted in August 2018.
An interview with Francis McPeake
Francis was interviewed for an article in the November/December 2018 issue of Inspire magazine (the business magazine of the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce) and if you would like to find out more about him, read on!
Recent article in Inspire Magazine
CIPS has been featured in the current July/August edition of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce's magazine, Inspire.
The CIPS London Dulux Revolution 185 mile story – as told by a non-cyclist
I live with a very keen cyclist making me a cycling widow. I am equally a very reluctant social cyclist. In fact, the last time I was on 2 wheels was a good few years ago (just prior to the sickness taking hold of my husband) despite having been bought an apparently high-end bike which now sits, unused, gathering dust, in the garage, next to his 5 or 6 bikes. This he mentions regularly.
CIPS Spring Training Camp to Majorca to sort the men out from the boys...
The CIPS core cycling team, of Francis, Mike, Bruce and Jonathan, recently spent a week training hard in Majorca. With its fantastic scenery, great weather and challenging climbs, Majorca has become the destination for cyclo-tourists. Francis said that "clearly we weren't the only ones thinking it was a good place to cycle as we must have seen at least 2000 other cyclists there - no exaggeration!" They all came back in one piece, tired but already organising the next trip. This is sure to become an annual event.
Charity Photography Challenge!
As part of our commitment to CSR and fundraising activities, we have produced an autumn range of CIPS cycling jerseys and invited those wearing them to take part in our Charity Photography Challenge.
We are asking our friends and colleagues to take photos/selfies of themselves wearing their jerseys on rides and we will select up to 7 great photos a month, make a donation to one of our chosen charities - Action Medical Research, The Disability Group and Aspire - and feature the chosen photos on our website. So keep an eye on our Photography Challenge page for photos of our CIPS jerseys popping up all over the country and maybe even globally! If you haven't received yours yet, it should be with you in the next few days.
CIPS enters the Medico Legal sector
We are delighted to have been appointed to provide Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration services on the adaptation of a property in the Aylesbury Vale area. We are working with Trustees to provide specially adapted accommodation to suit individual needs. More details to follow.
Willmott Dixon Classic Ride
On Friday 22 September, 2 of our team cycled 89 miles through Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire as part of the Willmott Dixon Classic Ride 2017 raising money for Action Medical Research (who fund medical research to help beat children's diseases). They were incredibly lucky with the weather and were fuelled by a great breakfast and welcome pit-stops along the way.
The Exchange is on its way
Construction works are well underway at The Exchange in Aylesbury with a tower crane currently being erected on site - rather those guys walking the plank than us!
CIPS achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification
CIPS Ltd has recently achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 standard, establishing it as one of the leaders in its field.
This independent assessment was conducted by the British Assessment Bureau, a leading Certification Body, and demonstrates our commitment to customer service and quality in delivery.
CIPS enters team for Wales Velothon 2017
The CIPS team of 5 cyclists: Francis McPeake, Simon Michael, Nigel Morris, Jonathan Rubins and Mike Turner, trained hard over the winter months to be well prepared for the event which took place on Sunday 9 July in Cardiff.
CIPS is delighted that during the month of July, we will be handing over 3 successfully completed projects to Clients. On each project, we have acted as Employer’s Agent and provided project management and quantity surveying services.
Full steam ahead at The Exchange
Piling works have started at The Exchange in Aylesbury and it is full steam ahead for the development of a new purpose built town square with restaurants, apartments and commercial space. To enhance the development, artists have been brought in by landscape architects, Bradley Murphy design, to design public art which will be a key feature running through the square. CIPS was brought in to advise Aylesbury Vale District Council on the finalisation of the Development Agreement and will have an ongoing Cost Management and Employer’s Agent role throughout the construction phase of the Project.
CIPS appointed on residential project in Ashridge
CIPS has been appointed to provide Project Management/Cost Consultancy and Contracts Administration services on an exciting new 6500 sqft architect designed private residence in Little Gaddesden, near Ashridge in Hertfordshire.
This new build home is set in a beautiful woodland setting overlooking the Chiltern Hills and will have state of the art technology throughout.
Graduate Quantity Surveyor wanted!
CIPS is expanding its workforce and is looking for a recently qualified Quantity Surveyor to start working alongside the team in the Hitchin head office in the Autumn. Details of the job specification will be advertised on this site towards the end of the summer.