We hosted RIBA Building Brum: Digbeth in Colour in our open air courtyard, located in Digbeth. The event was the fourth in the #buildingbrum series, a programme of cross-disciplinary events set to run throughout 2017 looking at different aspects of Birmingham's built environment.
The BM3 Team wanted to celebrate Digbeth and showcase using colour how it is only set to grow in coming years into an alternative hub of sustainable and creative energy. Guests took part in the 'colour a canvas' outlining a Digbeth landmark and were able to try their hand at graffiting the Birmingham skyline.
There was over 100 people joining us and we were very excited by people’s participation on the night. The events are a collaboration between the RIBA, ICE, RICS, RTPI, BIID, SBID, Landscape institute and CIOB sponsored by EH Smith, Interface, Johnson Tiles and Orangebox.
Quote: RIBA Project Manager and Building Brum Organiser Conor Nolan:
''It was great to see everyone who came to Digbeth let their creative side out and get stuck into the grafting and painting. The Building Brum series is all about celebrating Birmingham in creative and unique ways and BM3 Architecture really tapped into the built environment community’s artistic side to paint their city.''
Located just a few minutes walk from Belsize Tube station, this development benefits from a prestigious London postcode. It is also located near
to the 1934 landmark Wells Coates grade I-listed Isokon building, which is evident in the design of this new block of apartments.
The development comprises 72 apartments of private and affordable tenure and forms an important landmark on this corner location.
BM3 was appointed to carry out the detailed design of the building, and also act as lead consultant on the project. A major element of our role on
this project was to ensure the detailing of the building was of the highest quality in order that the concept design be fully realised.
A mosaic from one of the former buildings on the site has been carefully removed and will be lovingly restored as part of the facade of the new building. The building is due for completion in 2017.
BM3 have gained planning permission for 51 new build apartments and 13,000 sqft retail with associated landscaping and parking at Blackfriars Street, Hereford. There is a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments provided over 3 blocks proposed for private rent, elderly affordable rent and general needs affordable rent. The retail is sub-dividable into 1, 2 or 3 units.
The site, before demolition, contained a car wash / valeting service, a furniture shop and a public car park and measures 0.69ha. These buildings were of low architectural quality and as part of the scheme were proposed for demolition.
Nottingham City Council grants planning permission for our scheme in south central Nottingham.
BM3 Architecture have worked with Keepmoat Homes to design 112 new build homes for private sale. The proposals are for houses of various sizes along with important landscape improvements and should be complete late 2019.
Sayer Court was highly commended for an Integration and Collaborative Working Award in the Celebrating Construction Awards 2017.
BM3 Architecture Ltd and Pick Everard worked with Warwick District Council and Willmott Dixon for the development of 81 energy efficient lifetime homes for the over 55's in Leamington Spa.
Coventry City Council grants planning permission for our scheme in Deedmore Road.BM3 Architecture have worked with Westleigh Partnerships Ltd to design 52 new homes. The scheme is comprised of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses.The proposals are for buildings with distinct character but still sensitive to their context and should be complete middle to late 2018.
BM3 organised a three day study visit to Rotterdam for all staff. Rotterdam is the architectural hub of The Netherlands. During our stay we visited some architectural true gems, several interesting housing schemes as well as experiencing the city's rich historical and cultural development.
Since 2014 BM3 has been a Landscape Institute Registered Practice. The team is led by Ross Pritchard and we are confident that we can meet our client’s expectations for fully integrated landscape design as part of their developments.