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Munday + Cramer Add Two New Surveyors To Further Bolster Growth


Munday + Cramer are pleased to welcome two new surveyors to the practice to support its ongoing growth and development throughout Essex, London and beyond. Martin Berry joins as a Senior Surveyor, bringing over ten years’ experience in building surveying and project management; predominantly within the education sector. Joining from another renowned Essex-based practice, Martin has successfully delivered a wealth of projects within education, encompassing both new build extensions and refurbishment schemes across maintained and VA schools and academies. Martin further strengthens Munday + Cramer’s highly successful team working with academies to achieve CIF funding in future rounds. Martin has also […]

Martin Berry & Jack Haine - Senior Surveryor & Graduate Building Surveyor

Munday + Cramer Achieves CIAT Registered Practice Status


Munday + Cramer have recently achieved ‘Registered Practice’ status with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, further enhancing the Essex-based architectural and building surveying practice’s professional credentials. Stuart Cudmore, the practice’s Technical Director recently earned the MCIAT qualification. This was instrumental in allowing Munday + Cramer to become registered. Stuart’s qualification as a Chartered Architectural Technologist enables him to specialise in the application of building science and technology to architectural and construction projects. Embedded within the practice’s architectural team, this enables a rounded approach to all projects undertaken, completing the natural progression of schemes from conception with the practice’s architects, through to […]

M+C Steels itself for another successful project at The King John School


Hot on the heels of a raft of recently completed architectural design schemes at The King John School is the delivery of a new assembly hall for the popular Thundersley academy. During the Easter break, main contractor TJ Evers capitalised on the good weather, erecting the steel framework which will form the backbone of the building. In line with the programme, with the project due for completion for September 2015, the building will provide a modern new multi-function assembly hall to accommodate the growing needs of the school. If you’d like to find out any more about our architectural design […]

The King John School Hall Architectural Design Work

Munday + Cramer secure over £6.0M in funding for Academies under CIF


Essex-based multi-disciplinary surveying and architectural practice have successfully secured in over £6.0M of funding for Academies from our bid applications in London, Essex and Kent via the Education Funding Agency’s 2015/6 Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). CIF replaces the Academies Capital Maintenance Fund (ACMF) and encompasses projects for either condition-related work, or to support the growth of successful academies through expansion funding. Munday + Cramer achieved successes in both areas for seventeen academies. A large proportion of bids also incorporated Salix Funding for the provision of energy-saving measures. This level of success represents Munday + Cramer’s third successive year of growth […]

Academy Bid Applications

Planning Permission Received For Contemporary New Medical Centre


Munday + Cramer have recently received planning permission for a contemporary new cosmetic and dental surgery in Cray’s Hill, Essex. The result comes following a challenging planning process, requiring a number of design developments to reach a final conclusive and ultimately successful design. The new facility will replace an existing church hall. The All Saints Worship Hall is an unusual 20th Century design, and the proposed scheme has been developed to remain sympathetic to that structure in terms of appearance and the existing footprint. The contemporary design presents a striking, modern ‘clean’ look to meet the profile of the practice. […]

CDM Changes for April 2015


In just over a month, the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regs) will come into force. Having been passed in the Houses of Parliament, the new legislation will come in to play on April 6 2015, featuring a number of changes across the board focusing on the following key points: Principal designer – The replacement of the CDM co-ordinator role (under CDM 2007) by principal designer. This means that the responsibility for coordination of the pre-construction phase – which is crucial to the management of any successful construction project – will rest with an existing member of […]

M+C break ground on new assembly hall for The King John School


Following the recent delivery of a number of major schemes at The King John School, Munday + Cramer have recently initiated works on architectural design in Essex for a further scheme; the construction of a new assembly hall. The King John School is a highly successful Academy with nearly 2000 students located in Thundersley. The project has been developed as a direct result of the school’s continued success and growth, and will enable students to be accommodated more comfortably. The hall will also offer theatre provision, providing enhanced facilities for drama studies, as well as small concerts and shows. Hopefully, […]

The King John School Hall Architectural Design Work

A Close Shave For Munday + Cramer (Or Not…)


Despite his colleague’s better judgement, Architectural Director Phil Ruffle has decided to again take part in this year’s ‘Movember’. This annual month-long charity event sees men from all over the world allowing their moustache’s to grow proudly to raise both funds and awareness for men’s health issues; with particular focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues. Now in its eleventh year, the Movember community has raised £346 million to date and funded over 800 programmes in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. Phil is […]

Movember

Beginners Guide to ACMF Funding


Another round of ACMF bid applications is looming large in the next term. Academies across the UK should be looking to their estates, development plans and condition surveys now in order to prepare. Des Shillingford; Business Manager of the Stanford and Corringham School’s Trust is fast becoming a seasoned professional; successfully securing funding for three significant schemes at his first attempt working alongside Munday + Cramer in round 1 earlier in the year. Stanford and Corringham School’s Trust Mr Shillingford is coming to the education sector from a wider commercial background. ACMF funding is a new, yet critical part of […]

Beginners Guide to ACMF Funding