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Charity Ball in Aid of Hospice in the Weald

Hospice in the WealdHome and GardenThe Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells was the venue for the Home and Garden Winter Ball 2014. The 'Black Tie' Event was hosted by Jamie Murdoch and Rebecca Turner of Home and Garden Property Refurbishment Limited. Jamie and Rebecca organised a splendid evening with all the proceeds being donated to Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Kent.

Tickets for the evening included a champagne and canape reception, followed by a 3 course dinner. After the dinner guests were treated to live entertainment by the band, "Covers in Arms". A raffle and auction also took place and among the many excellent prizes were a holiday for two on the island of Tobago, a Porsche racing day at Silverstone and an Apple Macbook Air.

A cheque for over £5,000 raised on the night has been presented to Sara Clark, Corporate Fundraising Manager at the Hospice in the Weald. BBS is proud to have sponsored the Event in acknowledgement of the tremendous work done by all the staff and volunteers at the Hospice.

Updated: 2014-12-17 14:41:53   Added: 2014-12-17 14:41:52

St Andrews, Bromley-by-Bow, London, E3

Client: Barratt Homes East London
Masterplanners: Allies and Morrison
Architects: Glen Howell Architects and Allies & Morrison

Work is nearing completion on the St Andrews project in Bromley-by-Bow, London. The development consists of three linear blocks and two tower blocks - one at each end of the site - comprising a total of 983 residential units,commercial units and a health centre. BBS Environmental has completed SAPs, Code Level 3 and SBEM calculations across the five blocks.

Updated: 2014-10-01 12:24:54   Added: 2014-10-01 12:24:54

Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London, W6

Shepherds Bush Road, Hammermsith

Project Manager: Paul Sanders Consulting
Architect: ColladoCollins Architects
CDM Coordinator Services: BBS Site Services

This former Ford Motor Company building is being adapted to include three additional floors which will be housed under a glass dome. Once completed, the Grade II Listed building will provide over 115,000 sq. ft. of office space across six floors and enhance the skyline by day and night.

Updated: 2014-08-13 12:26:27   Added: 2014-08-13 12:00:48

CIOB Construction Professionals Dinner, July 2014

CIOB Annual Dinner, Special Guest Speaker; Gyles BrandrethThe Tudor Park Hotel and Country Club, Maidstone was the setting for the prestigious annual CIOB Kent Construction Professionals’ Dinner.

Chair of the CIOB Kent Centre, Keith Etheridge MCIOB, welcomed honoured guests including the Vice President of the CIOB Chris Chivers FCIOB.

Gyles Brandreth, principle speaker, entertained the guests with his witty anecdotes about his time in politics and as a television presenter. Magician Adam Smith, ‘Magic Ad’, kept the guests spellbound with his amazing magic tricks.

Thanks were given to principal sponsors for the event BBS Building Control and Limen Construction. Additional sponsors included: IMS Ltd; Kier; Pyramid Consulting Ltd; and WW Martin.

The nominated charity for the evening was Hi Kent, the Kent registered charity for deaf and hard of hearing people. John Clayton, CEO, and Debra Jones, Press Officer, attended the dinner as representatives of Hi Kent providing guests with an insight into the work of the charity. Prizes for the raffle held on the evening to raise funds for this worthy cause were kindly donated by local companies including AD Bly Construction ; BAM Construction; BBS Building Control; Cablesheer; Evolution 5; Holiday Inn Ashford; Tudor Park; Meadowside Building Developments Ltd; Sweet Group; Walker Construction and WW Martin.

Updated: 2014-07-18 15:29:09   Added: 2014-07-18 15:24:54

RIBA Regional Award Winner - Science Centre, Benenden School, Kent

Science Centre, Benenden School, KentArchitect: Hopkins Architects

Contractor: BBS Construction Limited

Building Control: BBS Building Control Limited

The Science Centre, Benenden School, Kent recently won a RIBA Regional Award and is now short-listed for a National Award. Hopkins Architects designed the 2,800 m/sq building which has been constructed opposite an improved existing building and creates an intimate new courtyard space for the school.

The Science Centre contains a resource library, laboratories and lecture theatre for the Physics, Chemistry and Biology departments. The three storey entrance hall houses exhibition and display spaces and an informal break out areas. 

BBS Building Control was appointed Approved Inspector on the project and has worked on well over 100 educational facilities in the past couple of years.

Updated: 2014-07-11 12:52:08   Added: 2014-06-28 18:17:25

BBS Conference 2014

BBS Conference May 2014The Strand Palace Hotel, London was the venue for the 2014 BBS Conference. Staff from all regional offices gathered at the Hotel for what proved to be a very interesting day. Nigel Barr MD and Paul Boyce opened proceedings with an overview of the history of the companies, the current business position and their rapid growth over the past 12 years.

Nigel provided staff with information on the wide range of new projects being serviced by BBS Building Control, the significant month-on-month increase in new clients due to recommendation and referrals and the challenges and opportunities facing the Building Control profession and the business in the future. Staff were thanked for their continued commitment to providing a high quality and professional service for clients which is the backbone of our successful business model.

Paul outlined the increasing range of services provided through BBS Site Services including steadily developing Health and Safety consultancy, Quality Auditing for major developers and rapid growth in our Party Wall Surveying business. The morning’s agenda also included an update on the broad range of assessment and support consultancy services provided by our Environmental division to many major developers. Andy Mitchell, Director of Environmental Services, gave examples of his teams current large schemes.

Over lunch staff had the opportunity to catch up on the news from around the regional offices and to meet all the new members of staff that had joined BBS since the last conference!

Following the lunch break, the Directors had a surprise in store for everyone…complimentary tickets to the viewing platform at The Shard. London’s tallest building! Looking at the London skyline from the 68th floor of the building, we all agreed it was a splendid end to a very good conference!

Updated: 2014-07-01 15:03:14   Added: 2014-06-05 08:33:51

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