We are builders and proud to be so; our prime focus is on the interior fitting out and refurbishment of commercial premises and all that it brings.
Our geographical reach is not restricted, but does in real terms predominantly see us delivering projects in London and the Home Counties. Every project to us is a meaningful opportunity, we are comfortable with scale – big or small.
In simple terms: work hard, work very very hard, but make sure you find time to play as well. Be respectful and be honest, get on with people and do what you say, and take responsibility. We employ individuals but we build teams, our goal is to be your contractor of choice.
Our Lite team carries out a diverse range of projects up to the value of circa £250,000 and provides continued customer care on our completed schemes.
Super responsive and mobile with vast experience of working in live environments, makes Lite the perfect choice for clients located in London and the southern Home Counties who require construction solutions they can trust, by a team that acts with discretion.
From small works, frameworks, term contracting and dilapidation to design, churn and summer works; there isn’t much that our Lite team cannot turn their hand to; in fact, this is what makes them so unique.
Our Interiors team is behind the construction of our larger fit out and refurbishments schemes for some of the worlds leading organisations.
With over 20 years experience of delivering high-quality work environments for a number of sectors, our Interiors team knows what it takes to carry a project beyond the finish line; while ensuring a smooth, positive project experience is had by all.
Partnering with the very best professional teams and supply chain members, attention to detail and a quality output is a given while bringing the best in collaboration and innovation to the table. After all, creating great workspace is only a success if you’re making new friends along the way.
From developers, management funds and landlords to corporate end-users and coworking office providers, we enjoy working with clients from a broad range of sectors. We understand that every project presents a unique set of challenges that require a special skill set and the right team to provide the best solutions. We make the project delivery process as easy as possible for our clients – which stands to reason why so many of them return to work with us time and time again.
Our approach to Health & Safety is without compromise. We treat this issue with the utmost importance and gravity. We constantly evaluate procedures, educate and inform through monitored and rigorous training and actively engage all staff and members of our supply chain.
It’s an approach that works. Our accident stats are constantly well below the industry average.
Never complacent, our “Safety – Live with it. We think you’re worth it!” campaign is at the heart of our health & safety ethos and has successfully communicated our approach on site since 2011.
Delivering fantastic projects is not our only end goal, we also believe in leaving behind a positive legacy.
We understand that ensuring the well-being of stakeholders in today’s work environment is just as important as creating great space. With a wealth of in-house expertise in BREEAM, WELL, SKA, LEED and Fit Well, we are well positioned to advise clients on sustainable construction as well as create workspaces that meet their aspirations.
Recognised for our sustainable efforts, and a proud member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, year-upon-year we strive to do better, by managing our environmental measures from minimising construction waste on site, maximising diversion from landfill, to careful material selection.
Parkeray does not exist in isolation. Pretty much everything we do has a social and environmental impact in some form or another. We care about this and hold ourselves accountable and responsible for our actions.
Our CSR programme sets out to control, manage and minimise our impact. Part and parcel of this is to encourage all members of the Parkeray team and our wider family of subcontractors and suppliers to get involved. That means doing more than the easy bit – helping those less fortunate through charitable donations and support. It involves donating precious personal time and energy as well. Whether it’s helping to rejuvenate tired space at a local school, nursery or hospital, our hands-on approach is appreciated just as much as the financial support we also provide.
Here are just a few examples where our team have made a difference:
Our project team and subcontractors volunteered their time and expertise to complete renovations over the half term period. Refresh works were carried out internally and externally to enhance the school’s appearance and improve access.
We replaced existing PC workstations, decorated a tired ICT room and constructed a new timber access staircase to a classroom. External works involved clearing the allotment and reconstructing an existing fence. All of such was carried out in a week before term time resumed.
“Everything that has been done is of a very high standard, and it has made a real difference to those areas of the school.”
Fiona MacCorquodale | Head of School
A cry for help in the local news from nurses at the Oliver Fisher Special Baby Care Unit in Medway Maritime Hospital, saw our team spring into action to provide the much-needed refurbishment of the hospital staff room. Used by the doctors and nurses who look after over 900 babies a year, the staff room was refreshed to provide a comfortable environment for them to relax.
“You do not know how much it means to everyone here, and I cannot actually find enough words to thank you for your generosity, courtesy and efficiency. The team were absolutely amazing, wonderfully clean, courteous, and clearly terribly good at what they do.”
Lindsey Wileman | PR Officer for the Baby Care Trust
While carrying out a Cat A fit out above a residential block, our Lite team discovered they had no way of sourcing power. So, when a neighbouring nursery kindly gave permission to use theirs, it was only right that they returned the good deed. To repay the favour, our team took time out to build a timber-decked play area for the children to enjoy and a house for storing all their toys.
Fundraising is at the heart of Parkeray culture and is something our staff and teams actively engage in all-year-round. In 2017, collectively we raised £29,900 for a number of charities by participating in a series of events outside of the comfort zone such as Cycle to MIPIM, Prudential Ride London 100 and our very own Challenge Team’s annual walk, which sees over 10 staff participate in a mission-impossible task for a chosen charity.
Cash flow has always been vital to any business, of any size, across all industries, and it always will be, in good times or bad. We like to think that at Parkeray, we manage our cash responsibly. We use our funds to manage the business, and maintain continuity. Life doesn’t always run smoothly, and we understand that sometimes funds will be late coming in and conversely, our supply chain and our staff may need help from time to time too.
So, we use our cash to help smooth out the peaks and troughs. We can only do that by managing our business effectively. That includes maintaining a decent level of retained profits. Having retained over two-thirds of our post-tax profits since we started trading, we feel that we can demonstrate not only financial stability, but security too. By sticking to our principles, and managing our resources carefully and responsibly, we feel we are giving ourselves a good chance of being here for a long time to come, and in the process, becoming a byword for reliability and stability.
“Our experience of working together has continued through a combined effort to provide our mutual client with a 1st class service throughout.”
Deane Crane, Director, Mala Engineering
Our success is built on teamwork. Not just the close working relationships our people have with each other and our clients, but those we have with our subcontractors and suppliers.
These relationships are based entirely on mutual respect and a shared sense of adventure – very necessary in an industry that’s at best unpredictable.
The Parkeray Partnership Forum and our Respect Coffee Mornings are just two initiatives which build relationships with our supply chain. As a platform to gather feedback and share successes, both events reinforce our commitment to our teams and associates; as we work together to ensure their health, safety and wellbeing, while driving quality, fairness and fit out excellence across our service delivery.
The documents relating to Health & Safety for our supply chain set out our requirements to ensure all trade contractors conform to our processes and procedures as well as their own company aspects.
If your company thinks they can work well in partnership with us and would like to be considered for our approved supply chain list, please contact Adrian Grint.
We look at staff training as an investment in our own future and a force for good in society in general.
Our aim is to provide an environment where individuals are encouraged to achieve personal advancement goals through tailored development and on-the-job experience, with the aim of inspiring people to reach their full potential.