Catherine Hall, Quantity Surveyor – Pennington Choices Ltd

“Pilbeam Construction have provided East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust with a much needed and beneficial space to enhance user experience and employer welfare. The Team, Mike McLean Contracts Manager, Simon Hepworth Site Manager and Matt Hayler Quantity Surveyor delivered a fantastic project under very difficult circumstances and in a live site environment.

Their attention to health & safety and the wellbeing of all users visiting the hospital was fantastic and appreciated by all concerned. The team were continually pro-active in their approach to design issues and value engineering which

mitigated additional delays and extra costs.

Overall a great experience to work together with Pilbeam Construction to deliver this project and I would not hesitate to recommend them for future projects”.

Alan Austin, Director – Austin Divall

“We have had two separate factory extensions built by Pilbeams. In both cases we needed to continue working during the construction period. Pilbeams were very proactive and helpful throughout a difficult build programme. I would not hesitate to recommend them. Can I also take this opportunity to say that it was a pleasure working with you on the extension , both you and Wayne were very professional , helpful and friendly”.

Elaine French, Vice Principle – Varndean College

“It has been a pleasure working with Pilbeam on our £3m STEM building. Their professional yet personal approach to our project was demonstrated by their commitment and attention to detail and has resulted in four spacious new science laboratories, a large prep room and six dedicated maths classrooms, enabling the College to expand our STEM provision and provide much needed work and meeting spaces for the curriculum teams”.

Bridget McGee – Project Manager – Brighton & Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

“Just to let you know that the X Ray room and the dental OPG passed all tests today and will be going into use on Monday morning. The staff are extremely happy, and I would like to thank you all for your hard work in delivering this first key delivery point on time and to a high standard. You have made some radiographers very happy!”

Austin Fews, Associate, NVB Architects

“From an early appointment the entire contract was approached with professionalism and a clear understanding of the requirements and timescales involved in the project. On-site requests for changes were handled with speed and a ‘can do’ attitude from all involved, enabling the project to be handed over in good time to a very happy client. We would definitely consider Pilbeam again on similar contracts and have no hesitation in recommending them to others”.

Tim Primrose, Project Manager, East Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

“The project was completed to a good standard. Patients, Visitors and Staff feel it is a much improved environment. The Main Entrance to an acute hospital was always going to be a difficult area to work in but Pilbeam Construction managed all aspects particularly well. If any problem or issue arose then it was communicated and dealt with quickly. I wouldn’t hesitate to include them on a tender to use them again”.

Robin Taylor – MD – TC Flooring

“After working with Pilbeam on Varndean, we would like to give you some good feedback. We work for a lot of local and national builders and Pilbeam’s were very professional and our operatives were all happy to work and adhere to the high standard of Health and Safety, which is to be expected.  Thank you for the order and pass on my thanks to Tom Barnard, who ran the site very well and your accounts department for a very prompt payment in full”.

Laura Jarman: Hampshire County Council

“Pilbeam understood the complexities and coordination required with working alongside a separate exhibition contractor team during phases of the work and the need to meet deadlines.”

Robert Hughes: RDjW Architects Ltd

“Having taken over the project, following the previous contractors going into receivership, Glen and John along with the rest of the team at A&F Pilbeam and not without the sub-contractors, many of whom were involved with the original contract, have completed the project to a high standard to fore fill the client’s expectations.”

Tom Mitcham: St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Rustington

“Pilbeam Managers were always available and were very flexible and helpful.”

Tom Mitcham: St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Rustington

“Completing the form reminded me once again of the excellent working relationship that we enjoyed will all your staff during the works in progress, and the good temper all displayed, even when our indecisiveness must have caused annoyance and frustration.”

Andrew Thomason FIH Managing Director at Gravetye Manor

“With a difficult time-frame Pilbeam did an excellent job. They managed the project well liaising with myself and the team. The two managers Glen and Tom were outstanding from the start and very accommodating to our requirements.”

Andrew Goodwin – Machellar Schwerdt Architects: East Dean

“AF Pilbeam are a professional and competent contractor who we have used in the past and would be happy to use in the future.”

Kate Colville, Director – South Coast Nursing Homes: Blatchington Manor

“The board of directors at SCNH ltd are entirely satisfied with the design and build of Blatchington Manor. We would highly recommend Pilbeam. They are professional, diligent, flexible to changing needs and strong communicators. An excellent company.”

Ian Graham Edward James Foundation: Forrester’s Cottage West Dean College

“I found Pilbeam to be a very good firm. Able willing and with a strong experienced team. Very client focused.”

Nicholas Blythe – Nicholas Blythe Architects: The Bothy West Dean College

“Efficient, well organised and accurate, with a friendly, sensible and flexible approach.”

Jon Siley BLB Surveyors Ltd: University of Sussex

“Proactive, amenable to client changes on-time and within budget.”

Pat Begley, MacConvilles Surveying: University of Sussex

“Pilbeam was able to act quickly on client changes and incorporate these within existing programme. Quality of finish on all aspects was high. Pilbeam were also able to interact well with building users to manage noisy/disruptive works.”

Brian Ellis Vice President Petworth Real Tennis Club

“This is a quick personal note (and not on behalf of those at the court with whom your company has been dealing) Just to say that Tricia and I were able to visit the court on Saturday and see the works which you have carried out. We think that they are superb and would congratulate you and your team. It may be a surprise to you to know that a near neighbour in Hove (who played real tennis for over 30 years till injury called a halt) is a Vice President at Petworth and even contributed to the monies raised to fund your contract. With thanks again and best wishes.”

Zachary Allen, Carrie Mcleod, Jackie Gordon, Vicar and Churchwardens: St Peter & St Pauls, Rustington

“Our building attracts praise from visitors and parishioners alike. The re-ordered space allows for a greater variety of use, and from a liturgical point of view, is a delight to worship in. We would be happy to recommend Pilbeam as Main Contractor to any other church contemplating a significant building project.”

Zachary Allen, Carrie Mcleod, Jackie Gordon, Vicar and Churchwardens: St Peter & St Pauls, Rustington

“The completion of the Building Project at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Rustington in 2016 represented the realisation of a process that began for us in 2003. The vision was to provide a warm, aesthetically pleasing, flexible space in a way which would be sympathetic to the church being a Grade 2 Listed Building. Members of the Church’s Buildings Group found in Pilbeam a willing and capable partner, who related well to the Architect and who – due to their experience gained from work carried out on other churches – were greatly reassuring to work with at a time of considerable upheaval for the parish community.”

Alex Barron – The Edward James Foundation Ltd: West Dean Biomass

“Pilbeam did an excellent job on the biomass facility and I wish you luck with the award.”

Kate Colville, Director – South Coast Nursing Homes: Blatchington Manor

“I think we can safely say that everyone who has visited thus far, is overwhelmed by Blatchington Manor. It is a fabulous home; we too are extremely proud and very grateful to you and your company.”