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BBS - Central Region Expansion

In view of the increased demand for our services, we are pleased to announce that Nigel Parkinson and Kevin Boddington have joined BBS Building Control. Nigel and Kevin have over 36 years combined experience in Building Control in the Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire areas. Their extensive local knowledge and locations are ideal for developing further BBS Building Control's services for clients in Bedfordshire and the surrounding counties.


Updated: 2012-01-16 11:20:10   Added: 2012-01-16 11:20:10




BBS - Awarded Building Control Contract on Branch Place, London Scheme

BBS Building Control is pleased to announce its involvement in the new Rosemary Works, Branch Place project in North London. The proposed mixed-use development will comprise of 52 flats and ground floor commercial units. Further information on the project and the companies involved can be found on our 'Projects' page: http://www.bbsgroup.co.uk/projects.php 


Updated: 2011-12-22 15:19:47   Added: 2011-12-22 15:19:47




BBS Building Control - Continued Expansion

BBS Building Control will be opening its new West London office in Windsor soon. Significant increase in Building Control business, across West London and the surrounding areas, has resulted in the expansion of our West London team. This new office will enhance our ability to service work in the area, provide a base for our surveyors and a local office focus for our clients.

We are also expanding our Petts Wood office shortly to accommodate increased administrative support and surveyors for the very busy East and South East London area.


Updated: 2011-11-16 09:19:01   Added: 2011-11-16 09:19:01




Channel 4...and Grand Designs Project #3 for BBS Building Control

Brands Hatch Hotel was the venue for the latest BBS Seminar. The event was hosted by senior members of our Environmental Team and attended by over 50 delegates from across various sectors of the construction industry. The breakfast meeting provided attendees with the opportunity to hear about the latest regulatory changes within the Code and other environmental/energy related matters. In addition to an update and overview on The London Plan.

The audience was encouraged to ask questions, at any point during the presentation, which resulted in a very interesting and interactive debate throughout the morning.The informal meeting concluded with the opportunity for delegates and BBS staff to continue discussions over tea and coffee in the Racing Bar.

A copy of the presentation is available for viewing by following this link: please click here. Should you wish to email, or speak to: Ellen Huelin, Alex Duckworth or Andrew Mitchell, their contact details can be found at the end of the presentation.

For further information about future BBS events, please contact: John Barham on 01892-893733, or email: j.barham@bbsgroup.co.uk.


Updated: 2011-10-13 15:18:28   Added: 2011-10-13 15:18:28




150 High Street, Stratford, London

Client: Genesis Housing Association

Developer: Ardmore Group

Architects: KDS Associates and Stock Woolstencroft

Environmental Assessors: BBS Environmental

Stratford, London

The High Street, Stratford scheme, located at the approach to the 2012 Olympic Games, will provide over 700 homes. The project includes five new residential blocks, one of which will be one of the highest residential towers in London.

All blocks are currently under construction, with blocks F and G due to be completed very soon. The remaining blocks are due for completion in Q4 of 2012.

Part of the site has an interesting history: Warton House, which is located at 150 High Street, Stratford, was previously occupied by Yardley, the perfume and soap maker. One wall of the building is covered with a large mosaic depicting a lady and two children carrying baskets of lavender. The design was adapted from one of the Cries of London illustrations which were produced at the end of the 18th Century. Oddly enough, not far away, a bridge which was replaced by the Bow Flyover, was reputedly referred to as "Stinkhouse Bridge". This was caused by the stench from chemical works and a neighbouring factory making glue from the bones collected by rag and bone men.

The mural has been preserved within the redevelopment of the site and two storeys added to the original building.

Sustainable elements within the scheme include: CHP plant, biomass boilers, rainwater harvesting and green and brown roofs, as well as water-saving sanitaryware, together with considerable areas of water attenuation on the 1.3-hectare Thames-side site.


Updated: 2011-08-15 13:16:39   Added: 2011-08-15 13:16:39




St. Andrews Wins Housing Design Award

Phases 1 and 2 of the St Andrew's Housing development, in Bromley-by-Bow, close to the 2012 Olympic Park, have been awarded three Awards at a ceremony at Portcullis House, London. The scheme won a Housing Design Award, as well as the Graham Pye Award for 'plan form best suited to family living' and the 'Community Consultation Award'.

St. Andrews is a landmark regeneration scheme being delivered by Barratt Homes, working in partnership with the London Development Agency (LDA), the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Circle Anglia. The LDA, funded by the HCA, acquired the former St Andrew's Hospital site for £18 million. This regeneration scheme will provide 964 new homes, health care facilities and high quality public spaces.

The first phase of the development, designed by Allies and Morrison, provides the new health centre for the Tower Hamlets PCT and 194 new homes, of which 96 are affordable. The second phase, designed by Mccreanor Levington, delivers 230 new homes, of which 70% are affordable. Phase 3, designed by Glenn Howells, will deliver 227 new homes and is scheduled for completion shortly. BBS Environmental has completed the SAP calculations and CfSH (Level 3) Certification on the first two phases.

BBS Environmental is a leading provider of construction environmental assessment methodologies, offering a complete range of Code for Sustainable Homes, SAP, SBEM and BREEAM assessments. For further information, please contact: Andrew Mitchell, Director Environmental Services on 01892-893162. To email Andy, please click here.


Updated: 2011-08-09 16:11:46   Added: 2011-08-09 16:11:46




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