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BBS Building Control and Croydon Redevelopment

BBS has recently been appointed Approved Inspector to carry out Building Control services on two major projects in the centre of Croydon and another 5 miles North West in Colliers Wood.

Croydon in South London is the largest London borough by population and undergoing a major regeneration programme. Following a series of consultations with key stakeholders, including public and private sector businesses, a 5 year Economic Development Plan has been drawn up. Due to its location – Gatwick Airport is 14 minutes by train and Central London only 12 minutes - Croydon represents a significant opportunity to become a modern and important hub serving both London and the South East. Currently more than £3.5 million has been committed to proposed development projects.

The 15 storey tower block, Delta Point in Wellesey Road, was built in the mid 1980’s. Last year, this former BT office block was used as the setting for Gotham General Hospital in the latest Batman film.  Work will commence soon on converting the building into 348 residential units with an upper and lower basement car park.

Canterbury House, the 11 storey building in Sydenham Road, is also due to be converted from offices to 100 residential units.

Planning permission was granted by the London Borough of Merton back in April 2008 for the redevelopment of the island site located at 125 High Street, Colliers Wood.  The site currently comprises a 17 storey tower and 5 storey car park. The permission allows for the demolition of the existing car park. Plus the conversion of, and extension to, the existing tower block to provide: 218 residential units, 2 retail units, cafe/bar and a new public library.

Updated: 2014-01-29 16:22:10   Added: 2014-01-29 16:22:10

Part L 2013 Update Seminar - Highlights

Following the DCLG's announcements on Allowable Solutions, Housing Standards and Part L 2013, and the publication of the revised Approved Documents, BBS hosted a series of seminars. These seminars assisted our clients, architects and designers, developers, contractors and builders in understanding and applying the forthcoming changes.

BBS Seminar

Part L 2013 Update Seminar – Ellen Huelin 
Part L 2013 Update Seminar - Andrew Mitchell (Allowable Solutions) 
Part L 2013 Update Seminar - Andrew Mitchell (Zero Carbon)

The first of the seminars was held at the Mercure Hotel, Pembury, Kent and attended by over 50 practitioners from across the construction industry. The keynote speakers were Ellen Huelin, Senior Code and Energy Assessor | SAP Manager and Andrew Mitchell, Director of Environmental Services.Highlights from the seminar are now available to view. 

Should further information on the forthcoming changes to Part L, and its implications, be of interest to you then please contact John Barham on 01892 893733 or email

Updated: 2013-12-04 09:49:41   Added: 2013-12-04 09:49:41

Zero Carbon Hub - Consultation Report

During the past two months the Zero Carbon Hub has hosted a number of consultation events across England. The objective of these events was to hear the views of practitioners from within the construction industry on the government's 'Allowable Solutions' and 'Housing Standard Reviews' consultations. The responses to the questions posed at these meetings have now been published. The report can be viewed here.

Updated: 2013-11-29 13:09:26   Added: 2013-11-29 13:09:26

Part L 2013 Update Seminar - Dates, Venues and Registration Form

Following the DCLG's recent announcements on Allowable Solutions, Housing Standards and Part L 2013, and the publication of the revised Approved Documents this month, BBS will be hosting two morning seminars. These seminars will assist our clients, architects and designers, developers, contractors and builders in understanding and applying these forthcoming changes.The venues and dates are as follows:

08:30am - Midday - Tuesday, 12th November at the Mercure Hotel, Pembury, Kent
08:30am - Midday - Wednesday, 13th November at the Union Jack Club, Waterloo, London

A copy of the agenda and registration form is available for download here. To reserve your place, simply complete the registration form and return by email or fax (All the contact details are on the form). 

The cost of registration is £35 +VAT. Unfortunately, the number of places available at each of the venues is limited. Therefore, we strongly recommend reserving your place as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the seminars then please do not hesitate to contact John Barham on: 01892 893733, or email;

Updated: 2013-10-16 10:04:38   Added: 2013-10-16 10:04:38

Building Control - New Appointments

Due to the continued increase in demand for our Building Control services, BBS is pleased to announce the appointment of a further four surveyors. Joel Ashby and Kevin Lynch have joined our West London Team and are based at the Windsor office. Richard Serrell joins our Central Team at the Rugby office and Chris Holman is appointed to the Head Office in Lamberhurst, Kent.

BBS Building Control was established more than 12 years ago and is now one of the largest Approved Inspectors in England and Wales. These new appointments will ensure that we can continue to provide a consistent and high level of service to our increasing client base across all sectors of the construction industry. 

Updated: 2013-10-03 14:15:02   Added: 2013-10-03 14:15:02

Old Carterhatch Lane, Enfield

Client: Notting Hill Housing Trust
Architect: HTA Architects Limited
Contractor: Kier London Limited
Building Control: BBS Building Control Limited

Old Carterhatch LaneBBS has recently been appointed as Approved Inspector for the residential redevelopment of the former Carterhatch Lane Depot site in Enfield, North London.

The 2 to 4 storey scheme will comprise 150 new affordable houses, maionettes and apartments. All units will be built to CfSH Code Level . The project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2015.

Updated: 2013-09-19 15:37:38   Added: 2013-09-19 15:37:38

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