Recent & Current Commercial Projects

Savoy Cinema, Penzance, Cornwall

Client: Merlin Cinema Group

The historic Savoy Cinema in Penzance is undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment. The Cinema originally opened in 1912 and was acquired in 1990 to become the first in, what is now, the Merlin Group of 16 cinemas. BBS has been appointed Building Control. Plans-checking and site inspections are being carried out by the South West Region team based in Truro.

The major extension works include, conversion of the old brewery building next to the cinema with the construction of two new screens. The scheme's second phase will involve the construction of ten new flats and offices on the upper floors, together with new toilets and disabled facilities for the entire building. The scheme is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2018.

Updated: 2017-11-15 15:58:14   Added: 2017-11-15 15:50:34

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

Wooda Holiday Park - Bude, Cornwall

BBS has been appointed Building Control on a project at Wooda Farm Holiday Park, by Trewin Design Architects, to oversee the construction of twenty holiday lodges. The site is located in the rural  landscape of North West Cornwall approximately 3 kilometres North East of Bude. The site is located in the neighbouring field to the holiday park complex and close to the village of Poughill.

Wooda Holiday Park, Bude, Cornwall

The Eco Holiday Lodges themselves will be positioned in sweeping linear curves, cut into the sloping site and screened by planting banks. Cutting into the site will reduce the impact on views into the site and from the outlook of units behind, creating expansive views for the guests. The units themselves will be constructed from locally sourced materials that will be sympathetic to the area and the site.  The structures will create generous open plan spaces to mirror the wide open views towards the coast.  The units will be suitable for occupation throughout the year.  The units will be energy efficient and serviced by ‘renewable’ means.  Bi-product waste will be minimised and recycled. A biomass boiler housed in a separate unit will provide hot water and heating requirements. The ethos of the eco lodges is shared with the guests through the buildings high performance, easy of use and pleasant internal environment.

Each unit will be designed to incorporate zero carbon technology and other sustainable qualities to meet with the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes published by DCLG. 

Client: Wooda Farm Holiday Park

Architect: Trewin Design Architects  

Updated: 2015-11-09 09:17:40   Added: 2015-08-21 11:39:01

Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London, W6

Former Ford Motorr Company, Shepherds Bush Road

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: 2014-11-19 10:10:41   Added: 2014-11-19 10:10:41

The Winery, Rathfinny Estate, Alfriston, East Sussex

Client: The Rathfinny Estate
Architect: Designcubed
Project Manager: Buro Four Project Services Limited
Main Contractor: Sunninghill Construction Limited

Situated on the west side of the beautiful Cuckmere Valley, between Brighton and Eastbourne, lies the picturesque Rathfinney Estate, England’s largest vineyard.

The first vines were planted in March 2012 and phase 1 of construction, the Winery, is now complete. Beauty and sustainability are at the heart of this ambitious project. Groundwater is sourced from the Estate’s own bore hole and photo-voltaic panels ensure the entire enterprise is energy self-sufficient. The Winery’s grass covered curved roof mirrors the contours of the surrounding landscape.

BBS Building Control is proud to have been involved in such an interesting and unique project.

Updated: 2014-10-10 13:22:16   Added: 2014-02-25 15:27:57

Newlands Farm, Sittingbourne, Kent

Client: R. Boucher & Son
Architect: BTF Partnership

BBS appointed Building Control on the proposed packhouse and controlled atmosphere stores to replace existing buildings on a farm in Kent.

Updated: 2014-07-03 10:11:04   Added: 2014-07-03 10:10:06

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