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Students’ Union Queen Mary University of London

“Back in March 2004 I wrote a testimonial for H Peels, which read “H Peel have received repeat business from ULU because they consistently deliver projects to the agreed standard, meeting deadlines and budgets. They respond positively to clear feed back when it is critical and we like their approach to problem solving throughout the project.

“Eight years on I can happily and confidently say that I stand by these words. We have used H Peel and Sons on a number of projects since then. I continue to be impressed with their professionalism, creative problem solving, good humour and ability to effectively juggle the different and often curious relationships between the different stakeholders, such as University Estates Projects and procurement, student officers and demanding expectations of SU Management.

“H Peels continue to deliver to a high standard, on time and to budget (within reason), and have literally just been awarded further work here at Queen Mary, University of London”.

Mike Wojcik, CEO, QMSU


Leeds University Union

“We’ve worked in partnership with Peels to deliver our Building Master Plan; the development of our building space to meet our members needs. This has consisted of a number of varying scales of individual building projects. These have included the large scale development of our membership and commercial services to smaller scale works such as refurbishment of our conferencing space and lounge areas.

“Working with Peels in a design and build capacity means that you are genuinely working in true partnership. They’ve steered us through fleshing out a design brief, have shown patience and support for the collaborative
way we work as a Union, and have also been solution focused when we’ve come up against problems. Peels have always suggested options for us to consider so that we get the best value for money and have been totally straight with us with whether a project time frame is realistic and achievable. And they have 100% met their deadlines within agreed budgets. In fact, in a number of cases, projects have been handed over to us early. We would strongly recommend them to other Unions within the movement.”

Jackie Berry, Deputy Chief Executive, Leeds University Union

New Student Centre Exteriors and interior

Bath University Students’ Union

“I am writing to express my sincere appreciation of the work which you and your team were engaged in to refurbish The Venue.

“I have been impressed, at all times, with the thoroughness and professionalism which you have shown throughout the project. I was particularly grateful for the support you gave at a difficult stage of negotiation with the University. Your positive approach to working with Estates staff and other staff has meant that we have had less of the ‘territorial’ turf war which we have experienced in other, lesser projects.

“We are all delighted with the finished product which I am sure will give our students a facility which is immeasurably better than its predecessor. Please pass on my very sincere thanks to Dominic, who has been an unflappable star and to Mike Watson for his design.

“I am only too happy to provide some form of testimonial to support your future marketing efforts. We aim to have a formal opening before the end of October and would be delighted if you could attend. I’ll be in touch in due course. With my thanks and the thanks of the staff and officers of this Students’ Union.”

Ian Robinson, General Manager, Bath University Students’ Union