BBS Group Projects

Heathervale House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Developer: Billings Group
Architect/Principal Designer: CDMS Architects
Quantity Surveyor and Contract Administrator: CMC Limited
Civil and Structural Engineers: CTP Consulting Engineers
Principal Contractor: Grays Thurrock Properties Limited

BBS has been appointed Building Control on an extensive refurbishment and re-modelling of an existing commercial property in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. The scheme involves the strip-out and de-construction of the 3-storey building back to its original concrete frame. The subsequent re-build includes two additional storeys and a large rear extension. 

The building will feature a bronze clad louvre screen to provide protection from solar gain and privacy for the tenant. Bronze will also be used in the new entrance, circulation core and in the box framed cladding of several windows on the main façade.

The energy modelling of the building is being undertaken by the BBS Environmental Team.

Updated: 2017-04-21 13:55:32   Added: 2017-04-21 13:26:18

Vistec House, Croydon, Surrey

BBS appointed Building Control on another major conversion and extension project in Croydon. The current 5 storey building which occupies a prominent position in London Road, will undergo a new top floor extension with balconies to the front elevation and replacement facade. There will also be 4 storey and 5 storey extension to the rear of the building, plus a front and rear basement level extension. Once complete the building will comprise 150 studio rooms and 145 sq. m. of commercial space on the ground and lower ground floors. BBS Environmental is also carrying out the SAP calculations.

Updated: 2017-04-20 16:01:52   Added: 2017-04-21 09:16:27

Camp Road, Farnborough, Hants

BBS appointed Building Control by MKA Architects. The main contractor is the Endeavour Group. The scheme comprises demolition of shop, leisure and assembly building and 2 flats and construction of a four storey building, comprising 2 replacement units with 22 flats above. Also repositioning of access, new car and cycle parking spaces and servicing area and residential amenity space. The associated works include access roads, enabling works, infrastructure, sewer systems and landscaping.

Updated: 2017-04-18 16:01:52   Added: 2017-05-26 09:49:47

United Reform Church, Hackney, London

BBS appointed Building Control by the Thornsett Group on a mixed-use scheme in Hackney. The architect is Capital Architecture Limited.

The project comprises: demolition of churches and outbuildings and the construction of 3 blocks of 5 and 6 storey buildings to facilitate a new church and associated community facilities. The building will include 26 residential units with terraces (13 affordable housing units and 13 market housing units, comprising 5 one bedroom, 9 two bedrooms, 8 three bedrooms and 4 four bedrooms) together with the provision of 3 disabled car parking spaces and 15 cycle spaces.


Updated: 2017-02-18 16:01:52   Added: 2017-05-26 10:13:34

Skinners Kent Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

Client: Kent County Council
Main Contractor: Baxall Construction
Architect: HazleMcCormackYoung LLP
Project Manager: Faithful & Gould
Structural Engineer: Campbell Reith
Building Control: BBS Building Control Ltd. 

The Skinners' Kent Primary School was delivered to time and budget. The new school is situated within the heart of the new Knights Wood development to the North of Tunbridge Wells. Designed and built on behalf of Kent County Council, this new sustainable school development hosts a 2-storey state-of the-art teaching facility and outdoor space with scope for development at a later date to accommodate increased student numbers.

Baxall’s winning bid offered KCC a value engineered solution using ‘modern methods of construction’ which specifically encompassed a STREIF off-site fabricated approach as opposed to a traditional build on site.

In addition to the benefits realised through an advanced timber solution, the early-stage value engineering exercise highlighted a number of potential savings on prelims and foundations against a steel frame/ masonry approach. This, coupled with further sustainable design features such as photovoltaic panels created an energy efficient building which will generate whole life cost savings for the school.

The project was designed and delivered using BIM (Building Information Modelling). The use of 3D technology enabled delivery to be significantly more efficient in comparison to a traditional 2D approach.

For further information about the school and its construction, please follow this video link: Baxall - Skinner's Kent Primary School

Updated: 2017-02-13 10:04:34   Added: 2017-02-13 09:18:34

The Foreland School, Ramsgate, Kent

Client: Education Funding Agency
Main Contractor: Kier Construction Southern
Design Architect: HazleMcCormackYoung LLP
Building Control: BBS Building Control Ltd
BREEAM Assessment: Bespoke Builder Services

The school was developed under the Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy and accomodates the needs of 200 pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). The building is single storey throughout to ensure ease of access to all parts of the school for all pupils and give good access to outdoor play and learning spaces.

The desire of the School was ensure that all class bases had direct access to open soft play areas onto a central courtyard. However, this could not be achieved with the original compact plan. Therefore, the architect's response was to elongate the plan and provide distinct indoor class bases for the nurseries with direct access to outdoor learning and soft play areas. This enabled the school frontage to expand to provide minibus and parent car parking close to the building entrances, an important requirement for SEN students with limited mobility. The Foreland School also offers complementary facilities, including specialist therapy, meeting rooms, hall and dining hall to the community.

Updated: 2017-02-10 12:35:53   Added: 2017-02-10 12:10:54

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