BBS Group Projects

Private Residence, Tring, Hertfordshire

Design and Build Firm: Facit Homes
Engineering Consultant: Packman Lucas
Building Control: BBS Building Control Limited

Private Residence, HertfordshireSituated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the large south facing windows help keep the house warm in winter, while the solar shading helps to keep heat gains to a minimum in the summer. Facit worked closely with the engineering consultants Packham Lucas to design a complex yet simple to assemble structure.

The house requires a heating system with an output of just 4kW for the entire 200sq.m house. Facit buildings are designed to be airtight, so as not to lose heat. This necessitates the implementation of a heat recovery system that draws in fresh air and expels stale air while retaining the warmth.


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Private Residence, Ulcombe, Kent

Architect: Eldridge Smerin Architects
Building Control: BBS Building Control Limited

Private Residence, KentThis contemporary family house comprises a series of rectangular volumes on two levels around a screened courtyard and includes an indoor swimming pool and a double garage. The two levels of the house are linked by an open spiral staircase.

The construction was to utilise prefabrications in order to minimise on-site labour. Also to integrate green technology in a quiet and understated way and to optimise the environmental benefits of the building's orientation seasonally.


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Northampton General Hospital, Cliftonville, Northampton

The construction of a new reception area to the pre-operative assessment block.


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Maple Quays, Canada Water, London

Client: Southwark Council
Developer: Barratt Homes and BL Canada Quays Ltd.
Architects: CZWG Architects and PKS Architects
Environmental Assessor: BBS Environmental

Maple Quays, London

Canada Water, like so many areas within the Thames Gateway, is undergoing a major transformation. The scheme is being developed by Southwark Council in partnership with British Land Canada Quays (BLCQ) and Barratt East London. At the centre of this multi-million pound development is the new library, designed by Piers Gough of CZWG Architects. Built on the waterfront and main plaza, the library will complement the surrounding homes, restaurants and retail units.

The new development consists of several sites: Site B is at its heart, close to the library and forming a backdrop to the main plaza. The mixed use scheme, designed by PKS Architects, comprises 63 units of which 21 will be affordable homes. The ground floor will be for commercial and retail units. Site A includes over 600 residential units of which 170 will be affordable and 10% disabled homes.

BBS Environmental is conducting the SAP and CfSH (Level 4) assessments on the entire scheme. All plots comply with the Lifetime Homes criteria. The space and water heating is provided by one centralised energy centre, housed within Site B, and includes the following components:

  • Biomass pellet boilers
  • Natural Gas fire CHP (Combined Heat and Power) plant
  • Gas condensing boilers

Once complete, this development will provide its residents with a unique environment in which to work, rest and play. With the Canada Water underground station on the doorstep, so many of London's major attractions are only minutes away, including; Canary Wharf, The Excel Centre, The City and The O2 Arena.


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14-26 Market Road, London, N7

The demolition of existing warehouse and construction of 164 residential units and 5 - shell only - commercial units.


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4-16 Artlillery Row, Victoria, London

Client: LBS Properties
Planner: Turley Associates
Architect: Make Architects
Building Control: BBS Building Control Limited

Artillery Row, LondonA planning application has been approved by Westminster Council for the redevelopment of 14-16 Artillery Row which is situated in the central Victoria region of London.

The project involves the comprehensive refurbishment and extension of an existing 1980s office building to provide eight floors of private residential accommodation and ground floor retail space.

Make Architects worked with planning consultants Turley Associates on the project. Work is due to commence in the third quarter of 2013. BBS has been appointed Building Control on the scheme.


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