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A Message from our MD

As we approach the end of another tax year I would like to thank Andrea and all her team in our accounts department for their dedication and hard work in ensuring the successful transition onto the new Coins accounting system. This system will not only improve our day to day financial management but will eventually be a significant aid to the planning of our future prosperity. There is more to be done and I am confident that we will develop the system to meet our goals this year.

You may have noticed that our electrical department is starting to grow. It is intended to expand the department to enable us to deliver electrical services, in conjunction with mechanical services, for certain contracts. Over the next few years we expect to increase our involvement in electrical contracts within the resources available to us. So we welcome Andrew Pick, project manager, as the first recruit to our new electrical delivery team.

Also, we welcome Neil Clarke, senior mechanical designer, to reinforce our expanding team in the design office.

A big thank you to our ladies for their involvement in International Women’s Day and promoting our profile as a local employer. Also, thank you to Carl Myerscough for his work in achieving the RoSPA silver award for the company.

We are delighted that the company has secured the £7.5 million UWE SAP 3 Passivhaus student accommodation contract in Bristol with Vinci Construction. This gives us a solid foundation to build our reputation in the South West of England. Thank you to all involved in making this happen. A number of contracts have been successfully handed over and individuals have been recognised for their contribution. These include Sandy Park hotel, Exeter, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, LDS South Wales Police, Bridgend and Gwent Police HQ, Cwmbran. It is through such contributions that we earn our reputation and thanks go to you all.

Our progress this year has been stalled by the demise of Midas Construction and the student accommodation contract in Swansea. However, through the generosity of our client, the financial and contractual issues are now resolved and we are back on site aiming to complete the contract in the shortest time possible.

Thank you

F P Hurley Win RoSPA Silver Award

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve won a RoSPA Silver Health and Safety Award for demonstrating good health and safety standards and a commitment to continual improvement. The RoSPA awards scheme is the longest running health and safety award scheme of its kind in the UK and is now in its 61st year.


By achieving a RoSPA award, F P Hurley are recognised as leaders in health and safety practice, with judges considering factors such as leadership, workforce involvement and our overarching occupational health and safety management system.

Carl Myerscough, Health and safety Manager, comments:

“This is F P Hurley’s first year entering the awards and to achieve a silver award is an excellent achievement. We aim to continually improve our standards and maintain our collective focus on health and safety to ensure the wellbeing of our staff and everyone involved in our projects. I’m proud of what we’ve achieved during the past 12 months- what has been a constantly changing industry and challenging few years. We will continue to build on our strong safety culture and next year we will absolutely be striving for a Gold award!”

Air Conditioning Contractor Thanks Adam Bristow for his Professionalism at Sandy Park Hotel

Setpoint Solutions recently reached out to Hurley (Exeter) Foreman, Adam Bristow, to express their appreciation for his performance on the recent Sandy Park Hotel project in Exeter. In particular, Adam’s responsiveness and communication was excellent along with his organisation skills and attention to detail. Congratulations and thank you Adam, you are making an excellent impression with clients and subcontractors and we appreciate all that you do.

Just a note from me on behalf of everyone at Setpoint Solutions to say a massive thank you to Adam Bristow. Having Adam as the site contact has for sure made the best of this project delivery. He’s been a pleasure to work with and I just wanted to express our appreciation to him for supporting our requirements. Adam is a credit to represent at site level, totally understanding of what we need in place to allow us to get on with things, he is very supportive. Thank you Adam.
Jody Lees
Director, Setpoint Solutions

HTIC and John Eagle Praised for Works at Llandough Hospital

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board were recently full of praise for the quality of HTIC’s workmanship at the Llandough Hospital project they are carrying out directly for the Health Board. They expressed their thanks to Mark Horrigan and the site team for their professional approach and for delivering such a high quality job. Our thanks go to Mark and the site team, which included Gavin Beecham, Matthew Richards, Richard Webb, Lee Israel, Lloyd Green, Ben Canham, Jamie Smith and Kelvin Sayers.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board also extended their sincere gratitude for John Eagle’s recent efforts, stating he has gone ‘above and beyond’ to help them resolve some problematic steam leaks. Well done John, your extra effort and expertise has been recognised by the client and we thank you for all your hard work.

A Warm Welcome to Neil Clarke

We have recently welcomed Neil Clarke to the team. Neil is a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in Building Services with a varied background within both consultancies and contractor environments.   He has worked on a wide range of project types including healthcare, prisons, hotels and residential buildings. Neil is involved in all stages of design projects from concept to handover and takes a proactive approach to his work to ensure cost and programme requirements are met.


Welcome Neil, the company is growing and changing every day and we’re thrilled to have you along for the ride.

Andrew Pick has Joined the Company

This month, we also welcome Andrew Pick as Electrical Project Manager. Andrew joins us with over 30 years’ experience in the industry and his career spans both installation and project management roles. He has worked on a wide portfolio of projects, including student accommodation and more recently the Grade II listed Bodmin Jail Hotel and Resort.


Andrew comments:

“I am delighted to join F P Hurley at such an exciting time and I’m looking forward to the challenge of growing the electrical division of the company. I am especially looking forward to working with such a professional team who have gained such a great reputation for quality within the construction industry.”

Please join us in wishing Andrew the best of luck in his new role.

F P Hurley Secures Passivhaus Development SAP3

F P Hurley has secured the contract with Vinci Construction for the University of the West of England’s Student Accommodation 3 Project, known as SAP3, in Bristol. The building, which will be located on the Frenchay Campus, will accommodate 900 bed spaces laid out across three buildings in four, six and eight bed clusters. The three buildings will be built to Passivhaus standards, providing a high level of user comfort whilst using very little energy for heating and cooling. The standout design eliminates the use of fossil fuels by utilising Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pumps, Heat Recovery Air Handling Unit and Photovoltaics.

F P Hurley’s work with the University of West of England follows the successful handing over of several flagship buildings, including the Engineering Building, the Future Space Enterprise Zone, Students Union and the CHP installation including site wide district heating. F P Hurley also have a successful history of delivering student accommodation projects across the UK in cities which include Bristol, Reading, Norwich, Portsmouth, Cardiff and Swansea.

F P Hurley Celebrates International Women's Day

On the 8 March we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD), a day dedicated to celebrating female achievement and accomplishment. This year’s theme was #BreakTheBias, highlighting how a world free of bias, discrimination and stereotypes can improve all our lives.


Whilst the construction industry has changed significantly over the years, women still only make up a small percentage of the construction workforce. We wanted to reach out to local organisations to help promote the industry to women and shed light on the different roles that exist within the company and within the industry.

We worked with the Community Impact Initiative (CII) in Bridgend, a social enterprise which works with local people to help get them into the construction industry by supporting them with training and work experience, to create a set of resources showcasing the women we have within the business and the role that they play.

The CII ran a Women Construct Wales project which focused on teaching women of any background and ability to learn construction skills and gain the confidence to pursue a career in construction. By engaging with the CII and presenting our wonderful women to them, we hoped to raise the profile of the company as a local employer and demonstrate the range of career paths that exist within the business. We also plan to work with the CII in the near future to offer further support for their initiatives and work experience opportunities.

A big thank you to all those that participated.

Apprentice Skills Development

Apprentice Mentor, Paul Barham, has been working hard to provide our apprentices with the best possible learning experiences and recently has set up a number of mock installations at the Bridgend HQ office as part of his mentoring programme. He’s spent time with many of our junior apprentices teaching them skills such as disabled WC installation, hanging radiators, use of the threading machine, soldering and hanging wash hand basins.

Professional support in this way will build the expertise and confidence of our apprentices and helps continued professional development. This additional support will help our apprentices achieve the best possible outcome from their apprenticeships.

Thank You BSS For Your Generous Donation

We want to say a huge thank you to key supplier BSS in Cardiff for donating 4 trade tool kits to our apprentices. Our apprentices were thrilled to receive the new tools and it has certainly given them an incentive to work hard and will help them achieve their goals. Thank you BSS- your support and generosity has been invaluable over the years and is greatly appreciated.


Once again, our staff have sprung into action to take part in Keep Wales Tidy’s Spring Clean Cymru event. The annual campaign calls on volunteers to pledge their time to clean up the areas in which they live and work. Our staff took to beaches, parks and other beauty sports blighted by litter to help make a positive impact on the environment. Thank you to Robert Raven and Mike Marten who visited Crumlin Burrows Nature Reserve and Jersey Marine Beach adjacent to the new Swansea University Campus, where they cleared an astounding array of discarded items – including over 20 leather shoes, wellies, face masks, a bike wheel, car parts, 75 cans, 50 glass bottles, over 100 plastic bottles and many, many more items!

Thank you to Liam Bradley and Matthew Evans who also took part in the event. They spent a morning cleaning up Coney Beach and surrounding areas where they bumped into former director Gerwyn Davies who also lent a hand.

Further litter picks were carried out in the area around the Genomics Project in Cardiff which has a longstanding littering problem. Thanks to Anthony Isaac and Claire Pilcher for tackling the area- they collected 9 full bags which certainly helped to clean up the area. Also thank you to Adrian Hurley, Carl Myerscough and Claire Pilcher who spent an afternoon cleaning up Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Thank you to all those who volunteered to join the fight against litter, awesome work.

Contract Wins

Since the last update in January’s newsletter, we’re pleased to announce that we have been successful in securing just over £3.1 million in contracts in recent months. This includes a £1.06 million contract at Barry Waterfront School for Galliford Try, meaning that we will further be strengthening our presence in the education sector in the region after the recent Whitmore and Pencoedtre High Schools in Barry. Other contract wins in the education sector include Elm Park Primary School design works for BAM and CHP Maintenance at the University of the West of England, both in Bristol, and the 1917 Building at Coleg Gwent’s Usk Campus which is set to be a catering school with two public restaurants and a deli.

Other contract wins include Magnox South, Berkeley Power Station for H&V Fusion and Drilling and also Steam Boiler Installation at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend direct for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Contract Completions

Several contracts have been successfully completed recently and our thanks go to all the project managers and teams involved. Our thanks go to Matthew Cook who has delivered a number of projects for Swansea Bay University Health Board at Singleton Hospital collectively worth over £1.1 million.

Thank you to Robert Pengelly who has completed a number of projects for Bray and Slaughter and Hopgrove in recent months. Congratulations to Ian Lewis who has completed the Sandy Park Hotel project in Exeter, and also our thanks also go to Simon Midgley, Steve John, Tony Smith and John Carter who have all handed over projects since our last update. These have included Musgrove Hospital in Taunton for H&V Fusion and Drilling, a boiler replacement at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, Vantage Data Centre for H&V Fusion and Drilling and Glastonbury Library for Somerset County Council.

Future Projects- CAVOC Orthopaedic Clinic and Operating Theatres, Llandough Hospital

Preconstruction are delighted to share with you they have secured another Designed for Life National Healthcare Framework project with Willmott Dixon which is soon to be awarded to F P Hurley. The project consists of both new build and a reconfiguration and refurbishment to create an Orthopaedic Clinic and Operating Theatres department at Llandough Hospital in Cardiff.

From project award, our team will be assisting with the initial site surveying, programming and project methodology. The scheme will start on site in May 2024 and is expected to take 3 years to complete.


Hurley (Exeter) Office is Now Fully Operational

We’re delighted to say that the Hurley (Exeter) office is now fully operational and raring to go. Both Ian Lewis and Katerina Lewis are based at the office, delivering a professional service and quality projects to satisfied customers.

Hurley (Exeter) Links with Bridgwater and Taunton College

Hurley (Exeter) recently engaged with Bridgwater and Taunton College to offer a work experience placement to a student enrolled on a plumbing course. The student, Toby Jones, spent a week with Adam Bristow at Sandy Park Hotel in Exeter. Work experience can help students get a feel for the career they are interested in and also help with things like CVs and employability. It also allows students to start making professional contacts in the industry they are interested in. It can also help demonstrate to future employers that you have developed important skills such as communication, reliability and team work.

Well Done to our Cardiff Half Marathon Runners

A big congratulations to Adrian Hurley, Joel Rendell and Paul Newman who completed the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday the 27th March. Thousands of runners took to the 13.1 mile iconic course and the atmosphere and support along the way was incredible. The sun shone down making conditions a little tough but Adrian, Joel and Paul all finished the event strong. Well done, another fantastic achievement. Joel was running in aid of the Paul Sartori Foundation which provides hospice care in Pembrokeshire, a charity that is very close to Joel’s heart. Any donations would be greatly received and can be made here.

Jeff King Celebrates 30 Years Service

Jeff King is celebrating his 30 year work anniversary this month and all that he has accomplished during this time. We want to thank him for the time and commitment he has shown the company. We are so grateful to have loyal employees like you. Thank you, Jeff!

Happy Birthday Wishes

Wishing all of you with birthdays in March and April many happy returns. Happy birthday to Mohammed Ali, Jon Andrew, George Burt, Matthew Emery, Gary Davies, Rhodri Jones, Bleddyn Jones, Anthony Isaac, Conway Jones, Daniel Matthews, David Mills, Vicky Midgley, Connor Mills, Carl Myerscough, Gavin Pengelly, Kyle Salter, Andrea Thomas, Adam Sansom, James Teall, Nathaniel Waite and Mike Wrench.