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Industry Award for MC Plan & Site Services

MC Plan and Site Services Ltd were unveiled as winners at the South Coast Property Awards which were held last night.


The evening, hosted by TV personality Tiff Needell was held at the Hilton Ageas in Southampton and was attended by 400 property professionals from across the south coast. It was supported by the Property Associations from Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth as well as high profile local business sponsors.


MC Plan and Site services, an independent Approved Building Inspector consultancy, won the ‘fast rising property business’ category sponsored by Smith & Williamson. This category was to reward a successful property business that has shined in the region in the past few years and was open to developers, agents, consultants, surveyors, lettings specialists etc.


They were up against The Mortgage Hut and Mildren Homes as the other finalists in the category.


Mark Cook, Managing Director, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award. The past few years have seen growth in the business by 600% and we’ve had to move offices twice to accommodate the staff to service all the work we are receiving. It’s been better than we could possibly have imagined.”


He added: “MC Plan and Site Services provide a personalised and professional building control service to all our clients regardless of size and value, incorporating all building control services under one roof.”


“With our efficient and flexible approach, we are able to provide our services at very competitive rates.”


MC Plan and Site Services operate right across the Southern Region; from London, Surrey and Sussex, down to Hampshire, Wiltshire, Devon, and Somerset.


Alex Eaton -

New Offices for MC Plan and Site Services

Thanks to everyone who has supported us with this move. Hopefully it will be worth it! At least Mark Cook got to put his dart board up at last!!! Also thanks to Alex Alexandra Eaton for the great pics and keeping us in tow and to Liberty Hammond-Forge for all her efforts to pull this together. Now onwards and upwards.....

Rob Marsh from Metsec gives his talk regarding Steel Frame Systems, BIM and Custom Rolls at our seminar at the Hermitage Hotel, Bournemouth.

A great turnout for the celebration of MC Plan and Site Services 1st year of trading and also the moving into new offices above La Bateau in Ashley Cross.

First Year Celebration Party

MC Plan and Site Services celebrate the first year of business with a team photo shoot at Whitecliff.

Paul Adams joins the Team


I have been in the construction industry since leaving school. Started as an apprentice carpenter to having a construction business in Northern Ireland and Dorset.

Then gained teachers’ qualification and worked in Bournemouth and Poole Further Education and a local Construction Training centre delivering NVQ’s.

In 2002 joined Bournemouth Building Control and gained my professional Qualifications in Building Control until joining Mark at MC Plan and Site Services Ltd in August.

My interests are playing golf and cars.

Jamie Edwards joins the Team


Jamie Edwards, based in MC Plan & Site Services’ Poole office, started in the construction industry after obtaining his degree at King Alfred’s University in Winchester where he achieved a 2:1 Honours. Later he went on to study at Poole and Bournemouth College where he gained further qualifications and is now a chartered member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.


Jamie worked for Bournemouth Borough Council for nine years as a Building Control Officer and brings with him vast knowledge and experience in a range of areas, varying from domestic extensions and new build properties, to large flat developments and commercial projects such as schools and sports grounds.


Mark Cook, Managing Director of MC Plan & Site Services said: “We are thrilled with Jamie’s appointment as he and I have worked together for many years and are both committed to trouble shooting any problems that may arise when building works are taking place.



Building and Planning Harmony



MC Plan and Site Services Ltd got together with Tanner and Tilley Town Planners last week to host a joint seminar for property professionals.

The event took place at The Kings Priory hotel in Christchurch and saw 80 delegates brave the hot weather to attend.

Peter Tanner, of Tanner and Tilley and Mark Cook from MC Plan and Site Services both spoke on the subject of “Affordable Housing and Renegotiating Planning Obligations” with perspectives on the planning aspect, and building regulation obligations.

Mark said: “We are delighted with the event. There is a natural synergy between building control and planning so it was a great collusion.

He added “It was fantastic to see so many regular and new faces attending. All our seminars are CPD accredited and it’s great for us to host such a worthy networking event for people in the industry.”

Peter Tanner from Tanner & Tilley said: ”These events provide an excellent opportunity for keeping our clients and fellow professionals up to date on changing planning policy and practice.  The high level of attendance is an indication of how highly regarded these events are. “

The next seminar is planned for September by MC Plan and Site Services where they will be working alongside a national acoustics company.

MC Plan and Site Services Ltd held their second lunchtime seminar for property professionals last week.


Over 30 property professionals attended the event where the talk was given by Rob Edwards from Access Lift Ltd.
To the right is a sample of delegates that attended this very informative seminar.

Access Lift Seminar 5th June

MC Plan and Site Services are pleased to announce their sponsorship of Poole Town Ladies FC for next season.

Details to follow shortly.

Toni Cook joins Mark's team. Toni will be handling all the office administration.

Toni can be contacted on

Telephone: 01202 681160


Toni Cook joins the team

Inaugural Seminar

MC Plan and Site Services Ltd held their first lunchtime seminar for property professionals last week.


Over 50 property professionals attended the event where the talk was given by Tom Lyon from Domestic Sprinklers Ltd and was on the subject of sprinkler systems for residential premises.


The newly refurbished Hermitage Hotel in central Bournemouth hosted the event which was the first of its kind to be organised by MC Plan and Site Services Ltd.


Our next seminar is on the 5th June, details to follow.



Changes to Approved Document L in 2014


The 6th April 2014 sees the introduction of updated Approved Documents for Part L – Conservation of Fuel and Power – from the current 2010 documents.


With the introduction of the updated guidance there is a period of transition, meaning, that if the Building Regulations Application is made prior to the 6th April 2014 and commenced before April 2015 the project will be assessed under the 2010 documents.



Important news to all Developers, Architects, Designers and Surveyors who have some interest in the Building Regulations


Here at MC Plan & Site Services Ltd we will endeavour to process any applications prior to the 6th April 2014 in our usual efficient way in order to beat the deadline.


Please also note that we are always available for any pre-application advice free of charge and will be updating our technical library with the new documents shortly.


Announcement from The Business Magazine - Feb 2014

News Release


Mark Cook, Managing Director of MC Plan and Site Services has appointed AE Marketing Solutions, to assist him with spreading the word.

Mark has over 25 years of Construction industry experience - with over 15 years within the Building Control environment.  He previously worked for Bournemouth Borough Council as a Building Inspector as well as the NHBC, so his knowledge base and experience is extensive and varied across both the public and private sectors, incorporating refurbishments of existing office buildings and entertainment venues.


He said: “MC Plan and Site Services aim to provide a personalised and professional building control service to all clients regardless of size and value.  We are a ‘one stop shop’ encompassing all building control services under one roof in an efficient and cost effective manner.”


Testament to his knowledge and skill is the volume of instructions MC Plan and Site Services are already receiving from developers, contractors and householders across the area due to strong relationships formed over the years.


He said, “I had been recommended to AE Marketing Solutions by various other clients and contacts of mine within the construction sector and am delighted to be working alongside Alex to promote my new company.”


AE Marketing Solutions is run by Alexandra Eaton, a Chartered Marketer who specialises in working for clients within the property and construction industries.  Alex also sits as an active member on the Bournemouth Property Association and is heavily involved with their events.


Alex said, “It’s very exciting to work with Mark and his team.  He has a great product offering and is already well known in this area by the contractors and developers through his years at the Council.  What I need to do is get the word out that he now has his own company and is able to offer a very efficient and flexible approach at very competitive rates.”


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