Alleyn’s Lower School Wins RIBA Award

We are delighted that the recently completed Alleyn’s Lower school building has won a RIBA London Award 2019.

The new triangular shaped building designed by Tim Ronalds Architects maximises use of the whole site, creating 12 new classrooms over two levels. The completed building has created a great working environment for both pupils and teachers alike to enjoy, learn and grow.

Rooff rowathon – winners!

On the 24th May 2019, we hosted the inaugural ‘Rooff Rowathon’ in aid of MIND, taking place in the Boathouse Studios here in the Ice House Quarter. It was a fantastic day filled with banter, sweat and tears, ultimately ending with The Surveyoars team on top with an outstanding distance of 81,594 metres.

The Leaderboard

1. The Surveyoars – 81,594 metres
2. Shiver Me Tenders – 80,832 metres
3. Rowing Pains – 76,693 metres

Despite the brilliant competition from all, we are pleased to report the real figures which is that our total fundraising efforts have amounted to an impressive £3,715! We would like to thank all our friends, family and sponsors who contributed towards the campaign and helped raise awareness of MIND and all the tremendous work that they do.

The winner of the ‘Guess the Winning Distance’ prize was won by Ben North with a brilliant guess of 85 kilometers, which was remarkably close to the actual distance so well done to Ben and we hope he enjoys the Champagne!

As for ourselves and where we are now, well it was very much a weekend of recovery and ice baths with a few celebratory drinks to ease the soreness…! Till next year…

ITS ROWATHON DAY!

Today our 3 teams will be taking part in the Inaugural Rowathon in the Boathouse Studios to raise money for the mental health charity, MIND.

 

SHIVER ME TENDERS

The largely new business and tender based team will be accompanied by wild cards from Plant Yard and Property.

Inspirational quote from the skipper, Claire Bullen – ‘In life and in sport, we paddle hard – young or old, rain or shine, in the heat or the cold – to the finish line, because we are all, all of us, in the same boat’.

Team: Claire Bullen, Lucy Dunne, Jamie Hepper, Ben Tarrant, Chris Mayes, Steve Drury, Darren Fenwick and Danny Watson.

THE SURVEY-OARS

Strictly surveying and buyers on this team, led by Chief Fish himself, here is what he has to say ahead of the event – ‘Don’t COUNT the reps, make the reps COUNT’.

Team: Paul Fisher, James Menzo, Thomas Kyprianou, Matt Wallace, Sean Butler, Steven Campbell, James Gregory and Greg Scott.

ROWING PAINS

An exemplary showcase of the diversity here at Rooff, this team has come together from all departments and with our MD, Mark Horn leading the way, he is confident ahead of the big day – ‘With skills and expertise from all around the company, I am looking forward to seeing our most diverse team power their way over the finish line on this six hour marathon’.

Team: Mark Horn, Lauren Coles, Katie Elias, Jo Claisse, Cheryl Pennington, Alison Evers, Mike Moxon and Carl Whelan.

There’s still time to make a donation 

Barking & Dagenham College Apprenticeship Job Fair 2019

Rooff continue to support their local college and attended the Barking & Dagenham College Apprenticeship Job Fair, to further encourage young people into the construction industry, by providing first hand information on what it is like to work in the industry and the opportunities available. We discussed available apprenticeship opportunities with student candidates.

We also attended the event in collaboration with the London Region Construction Training Group (LRCTG). The group is made up of small to medium sized construction companies operating in London and actively promotes the Built Environment as a career path. For further information about LRCTG please visit www.lrctg.co.uk

 

Rooff Rowathon 2019

On the 24th May 2019, Rooff will be hosting the Inaugural Rowathon in the Boathouse Studios to raise money for the mental health charity, MIND.

Mind provide advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

We have three teams taking part on the day, with the teamsheets as followed:

SHIVER ME TENDERS

The largely new business and tender based team will be accompanied by wild cards from Plant Yard and Property.

Inspirational quote from the skipper, Claire Bullen – ‘In life and in sport, we paddle hard – young or old, rain or shine, in the heat or the cold – to the finish line, because we are all, all of us, in the same boat’.

Team: Claire Bullen, Lucy Dunne, Jamie Hepper, Ben Tarrant, Chris Mayes, Steve Drury, Darren Fenwick and Danny Watson.

THE SURVEY-OARS

Strictly surveying and buyers on this team, led by Chief Fish himself, here is what he has to say ahead of the event – ‘Don’t COUNT the reps, make the reps COUNT’.

Team: Paul Fisher, James Menzo, Thomas Kyprianou, Matt Wallace, Sean Butler, Steven Campbell, James Gregory and Greg Scott.

ROWING PAINS

An exemplary showcase of the diversity here at Rooff, this team has come together from all departments and with our MD, Mark Horn leading the way, he is confident ahead of the big day – ‘With skills and expertise from all around the company, I am looking forward to seeing our most diverse team power their way over the finish line on this six hour marathon’.

Team: Mark Horn, Lauren Coles, Katie Elias, Jo Claisse, Cheryl Pennington, Alison Evers, Mike Moxon and Carl Whelan.

To make a donation please click here. 

LABC Building Excellence Awards – WINNERS

Congratulations to our Andy Colbear for winning LABC Non-Residential Construction Professional of the Year 2019, for his work the Kingsgate Primary School Extension, Kilburn project.

The scheme also won Highly Commended in the Best Educational Building Category.

This is a great result for Andy and Ian Murray our Contracts Manager, along with the design team; Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, Architects Collaborative, London Borough of Camden Building Control and Baqus Construction and Property Consulting.