What our clients say about SCS

Our ability to accomplish projects of all sizes with the same attention to detail and our expertise in internal finishes has won us the respect of the UKs leading companies.

Below, you will find testimonials from our clients on our most recent achievements: -

Gore Street, Manchester

I write to express my thanks to all of you that over the course of the last three and a half years have assisted with the construction of Gore Street which I am pleased to say achieved Sectional Completion yesterday. The positive efforts and dedication put into the project have not gone unnoticed. I apologise that I wont get the chance to thank each of you personally however I look forward to crossing paths with many of you again in the near future. Through all working together we have collectively built what stands as a significant project for which we should be proud of.

Project Manager
Sir Robert McAlpine

Huddersfield Hospital - Covid19 Ward

I just wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the completion and handover of Ward 18 (I’m sorry but the Xmas break has exacerbated the timing).

I am pleased to confirm that handover was achieved on the 23rd December and patients were moved into the ward 4 days later!

What your businesses have delivered in 80 days is simply staggering and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in the project, you have collectively risen to the challenge that was set and emphatically delivered.

I would like to thank you all and ask that you extend my gratitude to every individual within your organisations that played a part in the successful completion of the project.

I have attached a copy of an email received from the Director of Medical Operations at the Trust expressing his gratitude (see below extract).

This has been a great start to what will hopefully be a long standing relationship with the Trust, and I look forward to working with you all on future opportunities.

"Ward 18 opened yesterday afternoon to patients. I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for all the work you put in to making this happen in such a short space of time.
Getting it ready in just 3 months is a massive achievement and it will make a huge difference to patients.

Thanks once again"

Director of Operations, Medical Division
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Project Manager
Vinci Construction

Manchester Airport

As you are aware, we successfully handed over T2 last week. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all your SCS team for all their hard work and tremendous support in achieving this key milestone. With your commitment to quality and programme, I can honestly say that SCS have been a crucial part of the success of the project.

Look forward to working with you on future projects.

Project Leader
Laing O'Rourke

SEMH Leeds North

Good morning Trevor,

As you are aware, GH Plastering are due to finish at Leeds SEMH North as of next week. I would therefore, like to take this opportunity to praise both the performance and quality of their work.

From their initial day on site, GH Plastering have been both pro-active and accommodating throughout their duration of their contracted period. In addition to this, Wayne and his team have been the cleanest plasterers that I have ever come across.

I have been snagging throughout the varying stages of the Project and have not once found any areas of work which require remedial attention; which as you are aware is very difficult to achieve especially with regards to the nature of the trade.

I would therefore, like to take this opportunity to just say; that I would not hesitate using SCS / GH Plastering on any future Contract and in addition to this, I would also like you to know that I will also recommend SCS and GH Plastering to my colleagues at Interserve.

Senior Site Manager
Interserve Construction Limited

The Heath School, Runcorn

Paul, as I trust you are aware, we handed over The Heath on time. I just wanted to thank you and your guys for their efforts on The Heath.

The team and the guys you put on here could not have been better. Given the issues we had with design, the quality of what they produced was 1st class, in addition to this your team ensured that the Health and Safety of your guys was catered for without need for me to push on this, which is not always the case.

I wish you all the best for the future and look forward to working with you again on my next Project.

Construction Manager
Carillion Building Carillion plc

Westgate Shopping Centre

Now the dust has settled following the successful Centre opening I want to personally thank you for the efforts and performance of SCS. I was concerned that perhaps we had given you too big a package but you easily proved me wrong. As always, SCS have been on hand to carry out the many late changes and additional scope that is inherent in all large retail projects. Please pass on my thanks and congratulations to your project team for their contribution in the success of the project.

See you on the next one.

Project Director
Laing O'Rourke Construction


Hi Dave

Just a quick note to say a big thanks for showing myself and my team around Meadowhall this morning.

The team took a lot of very useful & practical knowledge away with them, which I am sure will help to make them even better designers!

The quality of installation is impressively high at Meadowhall, and we were equally impressed with Victoria Gate. You and your team should be very proud of what you are creating in Meadowhall.

Thanks again

All the Best

Senior Associate Director
Architecture Masterplanning Interiors Graphics

Alder Hey Liverpool

I would like to confirm that SCS management worked in a proactive way with the LOR team on the Alder Hey Children's Hospital Project. From the outset the team played an integral part in the challenge to build the fastest hospital in the UK.

Working with LOR, CHT and our other key subcontractors Mark and the team were able to achieve a fit out rate of over 700m² per week. This was only possible through the open approach that existed between LOR, CHT and SCS enabling integrated working and solutions to be worked without delay.

I will look forward to working with the team again in the future.

Project Manager
Laing O'Rourke Construction North
Alder Hey Childrens Health Park Project

West Yorkshire Police Divisional HQ - Interserve

As you will be aware LDHQ was successfully handed over to our client on the 7th April 2014.

The building has been completed to a "good "standard, being well received by the end user; West Yorkshire Police who have now progressively brought the building into use such that it functions very much as a "Police Station".

The project can only be described by using such words as complex, challenging and restricted, combinations of which can be applied to almost any subject area.

Therefore on behalf of Interserve I would like to thank all at SCS for their input, commitment and hard work throughout the project in working with ourselves to produce a quality building that will serve the local community for many years to come. Please pass on particular thanks to Dave Millard for his "whole project view and commitment" throughout his time on site with our team.

Project Manager
Interserve Construction
Services, maintenance, building

Trinity Leeds

Following the successful centre opening last week I felt it only right to write and personally thank SCS for your monumental efforts on the project.

You have played a key role through the construction, unit handovers and not least in the run-in to opening - your guys were working right up to the wire on additional last minute items. All this has been done in the spirit of collaboration and with a sense of pride.

I would in particular single out Dave Millard as a key individual on the project, someone we could turn to and count on when faced with a challenge (and there were a few!).

I hadn't worked with SCS before Trinity but would happily recommend you for any future project.

Project Leader
Laing O'Rourke Construction North

Manchester Metropolitan University - Birley Fields Campus

As you are no doubt aware, the main building at Birley Fields (Section 6 of the main contract) achieved Sectional Completion on 18'' July 2014, along with Partial Possession of a good proportion of the public realm works (Section 5). This in effect was 3 weeks early, & has allowed the University to commence moving staff into the building & preparing for the new academic year in a structured fashion.

The building has been well received by those looking on from the outside, but more importantly, by an exceptionally delighted Client & the users of the building who have been full of praise for the quality of the finished building & the way in which it has been delivered.

This doesn't happen by accident, & is testament to the effort placed into the project by all who worked on it.

A little belatedly perhaps, I am writing to you to congratulate your company on the efforts over the past 12 months in helping us to achieve a successful conclusion to this landmark project.

It is perhaps unfair to single out individuals, but I would particularly like to thank your site managers Nick McDowell & Kevin Carthy for the professional manner in which they led the construction team, their approach to our collaborative planning initiative, and the manner in which they were willing to solve the numerous challenges of this project. They were ably supported by your Contracts Manager Trevor Watson.

The finished product is of an excellent quality and the whole building is one that we should all be proud of.

It simply remains for you to ensure that any outstanding completion works are dealt with as promptly as possible so that there is no lingering defects work.

I look forward to working with you again on any future projects. Please pass on my thanks to the whole of your team involved.

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd